SWF Gathering 20 May 2022

[10:01] Miranda Barrowstone:
Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Miranda. I will be leading today’s meeting.
[10:01] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:02] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda ?
[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: Safe waters foundation (SWF) is a not-for-profit group supporting the development of harmony and safety for merfolk and aquatics of second life, we bring together designers, retailers, sims, merrow, mermen, mermaids, siren, aquatics and lovers of same.
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: People seem to arrive late and depart early. Please don’t be offended but as leader I will try to keep the meeting going. We don’t repeat things for latecomers – a log is posted on our blog after the meeting. This is not a place for public debate – this is a helpful place. we all help each other slive an aquatic lifestyle.
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: Because we usually have good attendance – please take a moment to remove all extra attachments and huds. We’d like you to dress low lag. Big poofy hair and jewelry are big culprits, as are bubbles, script things, huds, and such. If we all cooperate, more merfolk can participate with less crashing. Thank you for your help with this.
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: how was yer week merfolk?
[10:04] Celtic Infinity: It was great, thanks! How was yours, Miranda?
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: It was quiet
[10:05] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): was pretty good =^-^= next week gonna be real busy though
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: slb?
[10:05] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): somewhat busy, somewhat quiet here
[10:05] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): madness here LMAO
[10:06] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): oo slb
[10:06] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): when dat?
[10:06] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): sooon
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: I never know. but the dance troupe is getting yogether a build for our parcel
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: rogether*
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: dang it
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: I need a new keyboard
[10:07] Hiroko Nubalo: did i hear Dance group?…i am in!!!
[10:07] Celtic Infinity: 🙂
[10:07] Hiroko Nubalo: i belong to a few
[10:08] Tsol (Ella Redfield): in those flippers, HIroko?
[10:08] Hiroko Nubalo: lol….YES, and Hot Dog
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: this one mostly a bunch of kids. its called the young dreamers
[10:08] Hiroko Nubalo: oh really?..i know a School Group too
[10:08] Livia Brightdoe (littlebrightdoe Resident): Oh cute.
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:09] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala everyone
[10:09] Hiroko Nubalo: Little Stars is one
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: oh we better swim on with the meeting.
[10:09] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): YAY!!!!
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so our priority is helping new mers
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: the order is my introduction-done, introduce the new folks, sharing questions, ideas, and support to help each other-ie; tails, hair, bodies, AOs, requests, etc, then PSAs and promotion of events, sales or what ever else needs to be shared, then I close us out with our goals, maybe a group hug and picture.
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: so here we go
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: Introductions
If you have brought someone new to this gathering, please introduce them now. If you are new and wish to introduce yourself please do so now.
just click on the podium to sit on it or sit were you are if thats just easier.
[10:11] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mrow~
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: A very short sentence is all that is needed – for example: hi, I am (your name) and I discovered aquatics (brief description of how you found us) and what I love about being aquatic is (explain here).
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: so any new foolk today?
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: raise a fin
[10:12] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): hi, I’m Fina. I’m a cat. =^-^=
[10:12] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): are you sure you are Fina?
[10:12] Tsol (Ella Redfield): yeah…I thought you were a porch pirate last time I saw you
[10:13] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle) raises her fin~
[10:13] Livia Brightdoe (littlebrightdoe Resident) shyly raises her hand. “Hi, I’m Livia. I started looking for places to swim. I’m really enjoying being an eelmaid and gardening in my grotto.”
[10:13] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: and i was just pointed out to me the slb is on the 16th of June
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you
[10:13] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to Safe Waters, Livia! 🙂
[10:13] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Welcome Livia! 🙂
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: thats awesome welcome Livia
[10:13] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to Safe Waters, Cecily 🙂
[10:14] Livia Brightdoe (littlebrightdoe Resident): Thank you, welcome Cecily!
[10:14] Julia Weiner V??????? (JuliaShadowheart Resident) is offline.
[10:14] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Welcome Cecily 😉
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome Cecily
[10:14] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yes welcome Livia!
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: okay glad you joined us, on to support
[10:15] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): Hello, everyone~! My name is Cecily. This is my first time at a Safe Waters meeting, although I’ve been enjoying my part-time mer life since about 2017. I run a shop called Zen Child Designs and helped create the Seafolk of SL Discord server to provide an extra resource for the aquatic-inclined of SL. When I have legs, you can find me modding boats here in SL and exploring. ?
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: nice!
[10:16] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle) waves at their horse.
[10:16] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): Thank you for the warm welcome~!
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: zen child? what do you usually make there?
[10:16] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Very nice 🙂
[10:16] Tsol (Ella Redfield): hi hi hi, Cecily.
[10:16] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): (Sorry, accidentally triggered a Teegle gesture haha)
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:17] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): 😀
[10:17] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala Cecily!
[10:17] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): tala Naet
[10:17] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): I create mermaid mods, tattoos and I’m beginning to mesh as well. :3
[10:18] Celtic Infinity: Cool!
[10:18] Livia Brightdoe (littlebrightdoe Resident): That’s so awesome!
[10:18] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident) hi fins Naet
[10:18] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:18] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Cool!
[10:18] Naet Ravenhurst: hi fins sebastian
[10:18] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mrrrrrrrrp~
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: thats pretty awesome. when you have new stuff you can always ask to share during promotions too
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: great exposure
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: Questions and support requests
Now – what general questions can we discuss here today? Where do our aquatics need help? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: things like tail help, animation help etc are popular topics
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: If you would like to ask question or put forth support ideas – please im me now.
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: so any topics today?
[10:21] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): It’s not for me but I’ve gotten questions from guys having trouble getting tails to fit
[10:21] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ooh yeah that’s a toughie
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: shoot. some one might have an answer
[10:22] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): there’s good options for guys at the moment – Nemissa is for Legacy M, and Valenne supports just about every body on the grid, for guys too.
[10:22] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): yes it supports jake and gianni
[10:23] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) scrunches up her nose at the mention of Legacy =^-^=
[10:23] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): It seemed like a fairly basic problem to me
[10:25] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): something a bit more advanced
[10:25] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): they can try having a separate shape to wear for mer tails
[10:25] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): I do that when I wear Kupra 🙂
[10:25] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): sometimes tweaking the shape might make it fit better, such as adjusting sliders for stuff like body thickness, fat, muscle etc
[10:25] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): But I am glad that I asked so I have some solutions for the men
[10:25] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): usual rigged mesh shenanigans
[10:26] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): :-.,_,.-:'*Yayyyyyyy!!!!*:-.,_,.-:*'‘*
[10:26] Livia Brightdoe (littlebrightdoe Resident): It might help to try all the different alphas available with the Valenne tails. I have Lara and my tail is from Static, but I actually use the Valenne Ebody alpha to make everything work. The alphas are free in the Valenne demo.
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: gotta help the brothers
[10:26] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Thats a great tip Livia!
[10:26] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): woot
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: good onya
[10:27] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): Perhaps it’d be a good idea if anyone who figures out some good mer-fitting shape adjustments to make the shape numbers public knowledge and gets a NC going so that males have an easier time making a secondary shape?
[10:27] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): hrrrrrm
[10:28] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): (Just for the lower body/torso, I mean)
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: thats a good idea
[10:28] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I don’t think that can (or should) be standardized
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: sounded more like a guidline than a standard
[10:29] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): I meant more as a starting point for people who needed help~
[10:29] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I mean, it’s just all about fiddling with the sliders until they fit nicely
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah thats a masive pain
[10:29] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mebbes I’m wrong and someone might figure something out
[10:30] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): I think a lot of people give up when things don’t fit immediately. It might make things easier for people who are just beginning to play around with mer avatars.
[10:30] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ooh… okies, good point
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: I never would have figured that tiny avs are ginormus shapes for example. a road map makes a trip easier
[10:30] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): :O tinies have giant shapes?
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): with a deformer, if I understand correctly
[10:31] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): wow!
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: toddlees does for example yes
[10:31] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): wow
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): dinkies too
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: I seriously have no idea how it all works
[10:32] Livia Brightdoe (littlebrightdoe Resident): Oh wow, I didn’t know that.
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: thats kinda why I kick it old school
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: sorrta.. I mean I do have a mesh torso but I don’t have any special shapes
[10:33] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yes I have found it’s nice when someone has already worked out all the kinks
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: and you have a reset point if you play with the sliders
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: so we should try to make an nc with the shape numbers for male tails
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: was that the topic?
[10:35] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mebbes if anyone has some good shapes/numbers they can share that information
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah. okay
[10:36] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): not sure about “we should try to make…” because then there’s different mesh bodies and all that too X_X
[10:36] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): It’s the topic now I think lol
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: any other topics or shall we swim on?
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah it’s really tricky trying to get around all the mesh bodies
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: let’s swim on to promotions
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you for the great topic btw
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: Quick reminders/announcements

Ad boards are awesome because they can help newer merfolk and aquatics find places to swim. If you need mer traffic, please consider renting an ad board.
[10:38] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): That is fine to swim on now it was just something to discuss for a bit
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: aye
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: Perks include helping the group and being allowed to post ads in the group twice a day. Add in the fact that anyone can ask for the stick and that is great exposure.
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.

Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:39] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Munin is a hangout
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: yes he is
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:40] Celtic Infinity: 🙂
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: and now…
Public service announcements
Now we allow a limited time for publicity. Who has something fun to share? A store, new sim, event, or news? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: need the stick? lemme know by IM
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: first up is our faverite porch pirate Fina
[10:41] Celtic Infinity cheers for Fina
[10:41] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Rhodan 🙂
[10:41] Rhodan Fishbottoms (Rhodan Kuhn): Hi little sweet beans
[10:41] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): tala rhodan
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone waves
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) mews and nibbles the stick
[10:42] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): ?
[10:42] Miranda Barrowstone hands over the tasty stick
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): one announcement, the usual from me, pre-typed… mostly
[10:42] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yay Fina!
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Every Tuesday 12-2pm, Creations Park holds a mer costume party and contest. We have two lovely performers, Arisia Vita on piano and Lifearose singing. We’ve also recently started running trivia during this event, hosted by everyone’s favorite trivia cat! =^-^=
[10:42] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): 😀
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Creations Park is partnered with Team Fox (the Michael J Fox Foundation), and all donations go towards research for Parkinson’s Disease.
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Your density brings you to Creations Park – if you don’t want to crash into a manure truck!
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): This coming Tuesday’s theme is…
[10:43] Celtic Infinity: 😀
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): actually let’s play fastest fingers =^-^=
[10:44] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yay Team Fox!
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I have lindens for the first mer to guess the theme based on what I’m wearing
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): GOGOGOGOGOGO
[10:44] Tsol (Ella Redfield): cat burglers
[10:44] Livia Brightdoe (littlebrightdoe Resident): Superheroes?
[10:44] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Floaty Cats! 😀
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): nu lol
[10:44] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): Superheroes?
[10:44] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): paahahahah
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): DING DING DING!!!
[10:44] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): cat Burglers
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): LIVIA WINS!!! HEROES AND VILLAINS!!
[10:44] Livia Brightdoe (littlebrightdoe Resident): Woot. 😀
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): The theme was originally superhero-slanted, but we’ll be diversifying the costume contest and trivia to a range of popular movies, comics etc!
[10:44] Celtic Infinity: Yay, Livia!
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Come in costume and enjoy music and themed trivia! Find out which superheroine’s mother was a hippo, which superhero would have made his parents real proud if he was Asian, and more!
[10:45] Livia Brightdoe (littlebrightdoe Resident): Thank you. ^^ [10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: awesome [10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): If you are free then, hope to see you there! LMs available for any interested on request (IM me)! =^-^= [10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Also, from 2022, Creations Park is a SWF Partner (we’re actually the very first SWF Partner), so you can surf on to our lovely sim from SWF easily via our adboard or Partners Portal!
[10:45] Hiroko Nubalo: Tosses Fina Catnip
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) swims away with the stick
[10:45] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:46] Celtic Infinity chases
[10:46] Miranda Barrowstone: that’s okay
[10:46] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mrow~
[10:46] Miranda Barrowstone pulls out new stick
[10:46] Miranda Barrowstone: celtic yer up
[10:46] Celtic Infinity: Thank you, Miranda!
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone thinks she shouldn’t have used shrimp oil to polish it
[10:47] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident) applads
[10:47] Celtic Infinity: Tala, everyone! I hope that you’re all having a wonderful day!
[10:47] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:47] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): Tala~ 😀
[10:47] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): oooo Celtic announcing
[10:47] Celtic Infinity: I’m here representing Dale Irata for Summer Sailstice.
[10:47] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): is it about Sailstice
[10:47] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): LOL GUESSED IT
[10:47] Celtic Infinity: lol… fastest fingers Fina
[10:48] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) cheers for Celtic =^-^=
[10:48] Celtic Infinity: You are well trained!
[10:48] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala Celtic
[10:48] Celtic Infinity: Summer Sailstice IS HAPPENING on June 18th this year. They already have 3 cruises that aquatics can swim along with, plus the big evening finale party. And many more events will be scheduled very soon.
[10:48] Celtic Infinity: Events will start at 12:01AM SLT this year and will continue for 19 hours!
[10:48] Celtic Infinity: That’s a lot of hours!
[10:48] – ?? S o f f i o ??- (Soffio Jules): 😕
[10:48] Tsol (Ella Redfield): sounds amazing
[10:49] Celtic Infinity: You can find all of the scheduled events at https://sailvirtual.com/?page_id=168
[10:49] Celtic Infinity: They’ll be working hard for the next month to add more to the schedule, so keep checking it.
[10:49] Celtic Infinity: If you have any questions, please contact Dale Irata.
[10:49] Naet Ravenhurst: that looks absolutely amazing
[10:50] Celtic Infinity: I think this is the 4th year, so they have worked out all the kinks.
[10:50] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Cool
[10:50] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): :-.,,.-:
'*Yayyyyyyy!!!!*:-.,_,.-:*'‘*
[10:50] Celtic Infinity: Does anyone have any general questions I can answer?
[10:51] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): will there be nummies?
[10:51] Celtic Infinity: Of course, Fina!
[10:51] Livia Brightdoe (littlebrightdoe Resident): Yay boat chasing!
[10:51] Celtic Infinity: 🙂
[10:51] Celtic Infinity: Thank you for your time and attention. 🙂
[10:51] Celtic Infinity hands the stick back to Miranda with a cherry custard tart impaled
[10:51] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: oooh cherry custard
[10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: thanks noms
[10:52] Celtic Infinity curtseys
[10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: neve yer up
[10:52] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): That sounds so fun! 😀
[10:52] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Hey everyone! <3
[10:52] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): ???
[10:52] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): ???
[10:52] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): ???
[10:53] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): We’ve got a big new release this weekend at mermade! Suisai is a soft, koi watercolour tail in three colours, with a brand new Materials Applier HUD that includes extra buttons to show and hide your fins, switch your fins to transparent, and turn on bubbles as well as underwater sounds! Full instructions are included! 75L each this weekend only.!
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: podiums yers
[10:53] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Many of you have picked it up already, I know, but it’s available in the mainstore now! If you’d like a landmark, drop me an IM 🙂
[10:53] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Who said I would be chasing boats I plan on leaving them in my wake lol
[10:53] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): oh
[10:53] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ????? =^-^=
[10:53] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:53] Livia Brightdoe (littlebrightdoe Resident): I saw it earlier, it’s so pretty!
[10:53] Celtic Infinity claps for Neve
[10:53] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:53] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): claps for neve too
[10:54] Miranda Barrowstone: that’s nice
[10:54] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): how much is it Neve?
[10:54] Cecily Tamagotchi-????ère (Cecily Muircastle): Yesssss what a great quality of SLife upgrade for Nemissa tails!
[10:54] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): 75L, but just until tomorrow night 😀
[10:54] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): 😀
[10:54] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ***Woot Woot ***
[10:54] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): thanks guys! <3
[10:54] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident) hands back the podiummm!
[10:55] Celtic Infinity: Awesome, Neve! Thank you!
[10:56] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:56] Miranda Barrowstone: Tala I’m Miranda and I come from Antiquity.
we have 16 sims to swim through, homes available, shopping spaces, mer spots, and active groups.
[10:56] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda ?
[10:57] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater,
[10:57] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) cheers for Miranda
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: Just don’t flash the humans cause they faint.
[10:57] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): I always flash them for that reason
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: we have a system called TCS. its a craft/trade/rp system that allows you to trade goods with other mers or landers. You can harvest and create things.
[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah but then you get the whole animie nosebleed and that atracks sharks
[10:59] Celtic Infinity: eeeps
[10:59] Miranda Barrowstone: then the paper work… its a mess
[10:59] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[11:00] Miranda Barrowstone: okay its close out time.
[11:00] Miranda Barrowstone: This meeting is now adjourned. Remember our SWF Goals:

  • To assist those considering a mer life
  • To increase awareness in the general public that there is a mer option
  • To make mer resources (events, projects, groups, retailers, sims, designers) visible and easily accessible
  • To assist, as possible, with the viability of mer resources so they may continue to be available to the community
  • To promote the conservation of RL oceans, lakes and waterways and the nature that relies on them

SWF Gathering 13 May 2022

[10:01] Miranda Barrowstone: everyone please get comfortable
[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Miranda. I will be leading today’s meeting.
[10:02] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda!!!???
[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:02] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): •.¸’•.¸ ? ¸.•´¸.•
[10:02] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): .•• BRAVO!!!! •¨?•.
[10:02] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ¸.•¸.•*´ ?•.¸`*•.¸
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: Safe waters foundation (SWF) is a not-for-profit group supporting the development of harmony and safety for merfolk and aquatics of second life, we bring together designers, retailers, sims, merrow, mermen, mermaids, siren, aquatics and lovers of same.
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: People seem to arrive late and depart early. Please don’t be offended but as leader I will try to keep the meeting going. We don’t repeat things for latecomers – a log is posted on our blog after the meeting. This is not a place for public debate – this is a helpful place. we all help each other slive an aquatic lifestyle.
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: Because we usually have good attendance – please take a moment to remove all extra attachments and huds. We’d like you to dress low lag. Big poofy hair and jewelry are big culprits, as are bubbles, script things, huds, and such. If we all cooperate, more merfolk can participate with less crashing. Thank you for your help with this.
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: so how was your week sea folk?
[10:04] Celtic Infinity: It was awesome, thanks!!! How was yours, Miranda?
[10:05] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): My week was restorative – balancing life better
[10:05] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thanks for asking!
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: not too bad. its hot now, collected dandelions etc
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: thats awesome
[10:05] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= *Nahm Nahm Nahm!*
[10:05] Celtic Infinity: for jelly?
[10:05] Christina (christinamonteverdi): Hello!
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: thinking bread this time
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: didn’t get to steriloize my jars yet
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Christina
[10:06] Celtic Infinity: You teach me new dandelion uses every Spring, Miranda!
[10:06] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Christina 🙂
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: I’ll send the recipie link to anyone that asks
[10:06] Christina (ChristinaMonteverdi Resident): Tala!
[10:07] Christina (ChristinaMonteverdi Resident): no seat spots?
[10:07] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) is trying to negotiate a small tip in exchange for modding a script, but the dude is dodging the question =^-^=
[10:07] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yes Christina there are! just sit on the benches
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – mers helping mers – aquatics helping aquatics
[10:08] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Tsol 🙂
[10:08] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): they are not scripted so they can fit as many mer as they can cram onto each
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so the order is my introduction-done, introduce the new folks, sharing questions, ideas, and support to help each other-ie; tails, hair, bodies, AOs, requests, etc, then PSAs and promotion of events, sales or what ever else needs to be shared, then I close us out with our goals, maybe a group hug and picture.
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: So here we go ?
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone new today?
[10:08] Christina (ChristinaMonteverdi Resident): That may explain 🙂
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: A very short sentence is all that is needed – for example: hi, I am (your name) and I discovered aquatics (brief description of how you found us) and what I love about being aquatic is (explain here).
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: you can swim up to the podium if sl allows you to move.
[10:09] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yarr me hearties, I be Fina and I be a fearsome pirate
[10:10] Celtic Infinity shudders
[10:10] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I plunders office lunches
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: this is true. she pirated my lunch
[10:10] Bernice Galtier: Pirates! Yum!
[10:10] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): especially if they contains chimken
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: hey no eating Fina
[10:10] Celtic Infinity: chimp-ken…
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: I’m guessing no on the new mers topic
[10:11] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I’m too cute to eat =^-^=
[10:11] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Luna 🙂
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: thats okay we’ll just move on to support
[10:11] Luna (LunaW93 Resident) waves
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Luna, you new?
[10:11] Celtic Infinity: Gosh, I love your look, Bernice!
[10:12] Bernice Galtier: thanks, Celtic ?
[10:12] Luna (LunaW93 Resident) nods
[10:12] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to Safe Waters, Luna!
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: would you like to introduce your self?
[10:12] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:12] Christina (ChristinaMonteverdi Resident): Tala!
[10:12] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Naet 🙂
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome
[10:13] Celtic Infinity cheers for Rhodan
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: so how did you find us? what do you like about being a mer?
[10:13] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): tala Rhodan
[10:13] Rhodan Fishbottoms (Rhodan Kuhn): ‘Sup little algae blooms. ?
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Ro
[10:14] Naet Ravenhurst: Tala
[10:14] Naet Ravenhurst: and hi all
[10:14] Luna (LunaW93 Resident): found you at the fantasy faire , its relaxing to swim the ocean from time to time
[10:14] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): hey!!!
[10:14] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): Tala Rhodan 🙂
[10:14] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): taka Naet 🙂
[10:14] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: thats awesome, I’
[10:14] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Liam 🙂
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: I’m glad you found us
[10:15] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Vivienne! 🙂
[10:15] Liam Alsop: Tala 🙂
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: okay moving on to support…
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: Questions and support requests
Now – what general questions can we discuss here today? Where do our aquatics need help? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:15] Vivienne Koisera (Vivien0Koisera Resident): Tala Celtic
[10:15] Celtic Infinity waves waves
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: things like tails, how they fit, the best places for animations etc perhaps
[10:16] ßunny De?on??-W?t?rston? (Moon Heartsong): Tala sorry i am late
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: its cool Bunny
[10:16] Momma Kita (Vilani Vultee): Tala
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: make your self comfy
[10:16] ßunny De?on??-W?t?rston? (Moon Heartsong): still rezzing in
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: take your time
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: goodness knows I won ‘t move when I rez
[10:17] ßunny De?on??-W?t?rston? (Moon Heartsong): my tail is being rescalled (was on dry land lol)
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: If you would like to ask question or put forth support ideas – please im me now.
[10:18] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Rusozee, Bunny and Momma 🙂
[10:18] Momma Kita (Vilani Vultee): Tala Celtic
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: ok Grace the stick is yours
[10:18] Naet Ravenhurst: brb, need to relog
[10:18] Rusozee Bandalora V?????? (bioskyline Resident): tala eveyone
[10:18] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): tail was recalled? need to get a new one!
[10:18] Celtic Infinity claps for Grace
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: watych out for Fina
[10:18] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) eyes the stick, ready to pounce
[10:19] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I just thought I’d ask if there was need or ideas for helping us find each other
[10:19] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): the sea lovers I mean
[10:19] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I think we started discord – haven’t tried it yet
[10:19] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I just discovered Zoom – would any of you consider meeting in a video chat once in awhile?
[10:19] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) gasps! let them see the legged me???? shocking idea
[10:20] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): just wanted to open it to discussion if you care to share
[10:20] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Zoom? no
[10:20] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): hehe
[10:20] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): not for everyone
[10:20] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Zoom? nah. Discord voice? maybe.
[10:20] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): other ideas?
[10:20] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): welcome Paek
[10:20] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): asking ways we can find each other more often or in different ways
[10:20] Celtic Infinity: Welcome back, Naet 🙂
[10:21] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): (open disccussion – love to hear ideas)
[10:21] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): Tala to everyone !
[10:21] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): ?.•:… <)))X … *:•.?
[10:21] Hiroko Nubalo: is SWF on Dsicord?
[10:21] Naet Ravenhurst: to find each other? we could stalk each other with stalking huds and such
[10:21] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Is the Discord group still invite only? I’ve been thinking about that since it was and wonder if that’s conducive to our community growth. It may have changed since then though 🙂
[10:21] Vivienne Koisera (Vivien0Koisera Resident): that’s an interesting way of connecting
[10:21] ßunny De?on??-W?t?rston? (Moon Heartsong): grace if i may
[10:21] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yes we have discord
[10:21] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): SWF does
[10:21] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I have no idea how to use it yet
[10:22] Naet Ravenhurst: I’d love to join discord server
[10:22] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): was organized by …… um let me look at my contact list
[10:22] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I’ll try to get info about it onto the web page
[10:22] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): is discord hard to learn?
[10:22] ßunny De?on??-W?t?rston? (Moon Heartsong): Haven of Mermands and rest of the haven sims have a discord for those who wish to join
[10:22] Vivienne Koisera (Vivien0Koisera Resident): not neccessarily
[10:22] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): not at all
[10:22] Rusozee Bandalora V?????? (bioskyline Resident): not overly hard no
[10:22] Naet Ravenhurst: bunny, I’d love to join
[10:23] Rhodan Fishbottoms (Rhodan Kuhn): Discord is definitely the better option, since it allows people to keep their RL and SL much more separate. Zoom and Teams and the like are often already linked to their work or family accounts these days.
[10:23] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): Discord is ok … even though it is the most weird name ever chosen for a chatting program
[10:23] Nathanael Sommerfeld: ?
[10:23] Nathanael Sommerfeld: Greetings everyone!
[10:24] ßunny De?on??-W?t?rston? (Moon Heartsong): zoom is also more demanding on computers discord takes less to run
[10:24] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Nathanael 🙂
[10:24] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): interesting – I want to learn how to lead zoom meetings
[10:24] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): so you may see me trying it out – see if any interest
[10:24] Nathanael Sommerfeld: ?
[10:24] Nathanael Sommerfeld: Tala
[10:24] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I think it’s important to note that
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: if I partake I will need a mic that works
[10:24] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): note what?
[10:24] ßunny De?on??-W?t?rston? (Moon Heartsong): i cant help with zoom only used it once but been on discord for long while
[10:24] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Zoom is a terrible option because…
[10:24] Hiroko Nubalo: do you use your Avatar on Zoom?
[10:25] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): nope
[10:25] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): some people on SL want to keep RL separate
[10:25] ßunny De?on??-W?t?rston? (Moon Heartsong): no
[10:25] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): oooooh well maybe
[10:25] ßunny De?on??-W?t?rston? (Moon Heartsong): zoom is rl self
[10:25] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I do have a grace email
[10:25] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I wonder?
[10:25] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): if something in SL *requires* Zoom, I will not participate in it.
[10:25] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): and I’m not the only one
[10:25] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): microphone usually work
[10:25] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Zoom is pretty awful, you’re limited to meeting duration and there’s no way I want to be on Zoom all day for RL work and then zoom for SL too.
[10:25] ßunny De?on??-W?t?rston? (Moon Heartsong): zoom is what drs use for the vid calls appts
[10:25] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thats fine Fina – I’m not forcing it on anyone
[10:25] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): this i the compatibilty or plugin that sometimes is complicated
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: I agree Fina I really do not like zoom
[10:25] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I’m having job interviews in Zoom
[10:25] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I think Zoom is a terrible idea for anything SL.
[10:25] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ok ok I hear you
[10:25] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): agree
[10:25] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Discord is okay
[10:26] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): don’t kill me if I try it – and I’ll understand if nobody comes
[10:26] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): yes because Zoom is mostly use for visio calls
[10:26] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): gosh – sometimes I have bad ideas?
[10:26] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): HA HAHA HA..haha!!
[10:26] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): okay here is your stick Miranda – hopping others have quesitons to put out to our community
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: no its fine… just might not work for everyone
[10:26] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): of course
[10:26] Hiroko Nubalo: all ideas are great!…soem work other may not, but keeps the mind flowing
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: I’m yen trillin times better with text
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah exactly
[10:27] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Zoom is a video meeting application with no social text based aspects, where Discord is specifically design to be an information repository with voice that allows people to catch up later.
[10:27] Vivienne Koisera (Vivien0Koisera Resident): all about circumstancs for people for Zoom people may have children or family situations in the background
[10:27] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): if you have a question or discussion topic, please IM Miranda
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: okay anyone else need the stick?
[10:27] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) reviews her friend list for the discord information
[10:28] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): if
[10:28] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): in future, SWF’s number of links grows
[10:28] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Chezz – I see your name and think of cheetos for some reason
[10:28] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yummmmmm
[10:28] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): eg website, flickr, discord, more social media etc
[10:28] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Linktree might be an option
[10:28] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): We should have a linktree! Agreeeeeee Fina! such a good idea
[10:28] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): very helpful info!
[10:28] Chezz Conundrum-Firelyte (Chezz Firelyte): Hehe
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: a what now?
[10:29] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): www.linktree.com/mermade
[10:29] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I learned about Linktree from my friend, basically it’s a very simple thing – it’s just a website where you can put all your links
[10:29] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): ^ like that
[10:29] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): :-.,_,.-:'*Yayyyyyyy!!!!*:-.,_,.-:*'‘*
[10:29] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): (although a lot of my links are broken right now)
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: oh that does sound handy
[10:29] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): and that’s a linktree! thankies Neve
[10:29] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): It’s a single link that takes you to all the links.
[10:29] Naet Ravenhurst: so, it’s the 1 link to rule them all?
[10:30] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): yep
[10:30] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): and it will link SLurls too
[10:30] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yus that’s a good idea
[10:30] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so
[10:30] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): SWF and Fanci’s =^-^=
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: yes and if it gets too dangerous we may have to drop it in the fires of mt. doom
[10:30] Celtic Infinity: My Linktree would just be internet cat gifs. 🙂
[10:30] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): so it allows me to give one link to customers, and they can find my store here, my mainstore, and my store at rosehaven as well as all my social media 🙂
[10:30] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~ for cats on catnip!
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) wants catnip
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: and watch out for that Golem guy, he’s acting obsessed
[10:31] Chezz Conundrum-Firelyte (Chezz Firelyte): Me too, Celtic
[10:31] Chezz Conundrum-Firelyte (Chezz Firelyte): lol
[10:31] ßunny De?on??-W?t?rston? (Moon Heartsong): catnip is like drug for cats make them go nuts
[10:31] Celtic Infinity: :DE
[10:31] Celtic Infinity: 😀
[10:31] Vivienne Koisera (Vivien0Koisera Resident): like seaweed for merfolk?
[10:31] ßunny De?on??-W?t?rston? (Moon Heartsong): ive seen to many cats hunt the stuff like blood hounds lol
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: I’m growing catnip. it makes my floof go nuts
[10:32] Chezz Conundrum-Firelyte (Chezz Firelyte): lol
[10:32] Luna (LunaW93 Resident): i do like me a cup of catnip tea in RL
[10:32] Celtic Infinity: me too, Miranda 🙂
[10:32] Rusozee Bandalora V?????? (bioskyline Resident): my floof is nuts enough without catnip
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): CATNIP
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: most seaweed does not have halucinagetic =qualities
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: except for the stuff my brother grows
[10:33] Rusozee Bandalora V?????? (bioskyline Resident) giggles
[10:33] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): your brother grows hallocinatic seaweed?
[10:33] ?xi ??????????onundrum-?irelyte (Existential Conundrum): I can go mainland for the right greens…
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: okay lets swim on to promotions shall we?
[10:33] Naet Ravenhurst: lol
[10:33] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): hallocintatic hahah <3
[10:33] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) blushes
[10:33] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): yeah!
[10:34] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): something like that
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah he bakes it in to kelp cakes
[10:34] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): hallucinogenic?
[10:34] Chezz Conundrum-Firelyte (Chezz Firelyte): Yum
[10:34] Chezz Conundrum-Firelyte (Chezz Firelyte): We love Kelp cakes
[10:34] Chezz Conundrum-Firelyte (Chezz Firelyte): special kelp cakes
[10:34] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I found info on SWF discord!
[10:34] ?xi ??????????onundrum-?irelyte (Existential Conundrum): I usually fry it in eggs makes for a good day
[10:34] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): IM me please if you want nc
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: Quick reminders/announcements

Ad boards are awesome because they can help newer merfolk and aquatics find places to swim. If you need mer traffic, please consider renting an ad board.
[10:34] Naet Ravenhurst: is the swf discord invite only?
[10:35] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): it was Naet, yes.
[10:35] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): not sure about now.
[10:35] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): salmon or tuna eggs ?
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: Perks include helping the group and being allowed to post ads in the group twice a day. Add in the fact that anyone can ask for the stick and that is great exposure.
[10:35] Naet Ravenhurst: ah, ok…ty Neve
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.

Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.
[10:36] ?xi ??????????onundrum-?irelyte (Existential Conundrum): tuna I guess
[10:36] ?xi ??????????onundrum-?irelyte (Existential Conundrum): chicken of the sea
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:36] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): Black tuna are quite big
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: and now…
Public service announcements
Now we allow a limited time for publicity. Who has something fun to share? A store, new sim, event, or news? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:37] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): sadly the humans are driving them to extinction ….
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: so if you need the stick shoot me an im
[10:38] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale) is online.
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: first up, jewel. the stick is yours
[10:38] Celtic Infinity claps for Jewel
[10:38] JewelMermaid Resident: one moment
[10:39] JewelMermaid Resident: im stuck lol
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: ok do it from there
[10:39] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): you can’t sit on the podium Jewel?
[10:39] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): 🙂
[10:39] JewelMermaid Resident: Tala everyone, I am one of the concierge leaders, and we are always looking for new mers and seafolk to become concierges. we need friendly concierges to greet newcomers and SL newbies, and to give information that new mers need here at SWF HQ,

Its a good way to meet new people, and hang out with other mers and seafolk, we also work at various events throughout the calendar. If you are interested in joining please IM me.
[10:40] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): tala arachne
[10:40] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): utoh the spider mer has arrived
[10:40] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) eeps.
[10:40] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) listens to Jewel
[10:40] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): nu discrimination!
[10:40] Chezz Conundrum-Firelyte (Chezz Firelyte): Spider mer?
[10:40] Chezz Conundrum-Firelyte (Chezz Firelyte): Where?
[10:40] JewelMermaid Resident: On a different note, I am the Mer Mall manager at Fanci’s Deep, and I want to tell you that we have a few stores that are available right now, They are 250 L per week and you can use 75 prims. The mall has a good daily traffic number, both mers and humans spend time there shopping, and we get quite a few sailors and divers. I can give more information if requested and I can send you the landmark.

Thank you
[10:40] ?xi ??????????onundrum-?irelyte (Existential Conundrum): spider mer spider mer does whatever a spider mer does
[10:40] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): sings ” lookout! here come the Spidermer!”
[10:41] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): you don’t want to see Arache’s spider self
[10:41] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): apologies for interrupting
[10:41] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): lol
[10:41] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): it can come out grace if you want
[10:41] Vivienne Koisera (Vivien0Koisera Resident): giggles
[10:41] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): eeep
[10:42] Rhodan Fishbottoms (Rhodan Kuhn): Is it one of those diving bell spiders? Those are pretty neat.
[10:42] Chezz Conundrum-Firelyte (Chezz Firelyte): They are neat
[10:42] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I have an anti-spider bias
[10:42] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Fina, your turn
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:43] Celtic Infinity cheers for Fina ?
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) nibbles the stick
[10:43] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): claps for fina
[10:43] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): where is that cat?
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so two announcements, but I only managed to pre-type one
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): first up, Fantasy Faire is over, but some of us may know WHICH RFL event is always hot on its heels
[10:44] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ooooh tell tell
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Sci-Fi Con opens next week, and runs 18-29 May
[10:44] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): yeah!
[10:44] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): we must have science fiction mers
[10:44] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and seafolk!
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I have
[10:44] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): welcome Emmett
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I’ll show you my scifi mercat later
[10:45] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): maybe mers are from another planet or another dimension …
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so that’s the first
[10:45] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): thinks at cyborg mermaids…
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): the second is my usual
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Every Tuesday 12-2pm, Creations Park holds a mer costume party and contest. We have two lovely performers, Arisia Vita on piano and Lifearose singing. We’ve also recently started running trivia during this event, hosted by everyone’s favorite trivia cat! =^-^=
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Creations Park is partnered with Team Fox (the Michael J Fox Foundation), and all donations go towards research for Parkinson’s Disease.
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): This coming Tuesday’s theme is…
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): PIRATES!!!!
[10:45] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): I have a sci-fi/cyberpunk mermaid 😀
[10:45] Naet Ravenhurst: OO
[10:46] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): YESSS Piratesssss 😀
[10:46] Naet Ravenhurst: shiver me timbers
[10:46] Miranda Barrowstone: fun
[10:46] Count Emmett Lacombe (Emmett Lacombe): Hello Grace
[10:46] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): pirates ooooh
[10:46] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Come in costume and enjoy music and themed trivia! Find out who invented the stereotypical pirate accent, what eyepatches were REALLY for, which female pirate commanded an entire fleet of 300 ships, and more!
[10:46] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): i have a Stempunk tail XD
[10:46] Tsol (Ella Redfield): I’ll have to be careful…I usually like to drown pirates
[10:46] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): bonus lindens to anyone who can tell what type of pirate I’m dressed as right now =^-^=
[10:46] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): to the first mer that is
[10:46] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): why are you carrying an amazon box?
[10:46] Bernice Galtier: porch pirate
[10:46] Bernice Galtier: lol
[10:46] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yeah, why am I carrying an amazon box? =^-^=
[10:46] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): DING!
[10:47] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): BERNICE WINS!
[10:47] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): now we know
[10:47] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): delivery pirate? :O
[10:47] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): heheheh
[10:47] Celtic Infinity: Nice, Bernice!
[10:47] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): an amazon box pirate?
[10:47] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): omg I remember when we were fighting pirates on Orca, whale, shark and dolphins
[10:47] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): porch pirate is the answer =^-^=
[10:47] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): anyway, if you are free then, hope to see you there! LMs available for any interested on request (IM me)! =^-^=
[10:47] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Also, from 2022, Creations Park is a SWF Partner (we’re actually the very first SWF Partner), so you can surf on to our lovely sim from SWF easily via our adboard or Partners Portal!
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: ok thats hillarious
[10:47] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): there is a cetecean group Paek that was active
[10:47] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): would like to get them up
[10:47] Bellatrix.Shadowcry (Bellatrix Shadowcry): I still have the battle scars from those days of fighting LoL
[10:47] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~ for partners!
[10:47] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) looks at Miranda – and nibbles the stick more
[10:47] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): yoho yo ho an amazon box for meee. XD
[10:48] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): need to encourage them to bond together
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:48] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): whales, dolphins etc I mean
[10:48] Gabrielle de Lys (malagabi Resident) is offline.
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: Fina
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: spider mer, spider mer, does what ever a spidewr mer does, can she dive wicked fast, she can! here’s comes the spider mer
[10:48] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): well done Pirate bandit!
[10:48] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) eeps.
[10:48] Hiroko Nubalo: eats Pirates for breakfast
[10:48] Celtic Infinity: lol, Miranda 🙂
[10:48] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) looks for shrimp to sooth her nerves
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: Neve yer up
[10:49] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): oh I thought you were calling for Arachne
[10:49] Celtic Infinity claps for Neve
[10:49] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Thanks Miranda, just a quick one from me <3
[10:49] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) listens
[10:49] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Hi everyone <3 I’m Neve, if we haven’t met already, and I have a store called mermade. I just wanted to let everyone know that my new store and reef build will be finished on friday and you’re all welcome to visit whenever you like (If you’d like an LM, please let me know!). I will have an aquatic resources room and three new gift tail appliers for Nemissa, Valenne and OpenMer 🙂 Also, I will have three nemissa tail appliers in Roleplay Fashion Addicts Weekend sale event next week at 75L each, reduced down by 75% from normal price <3
[10:49] Miranda Barrowstone: nice ?
[10:50] Hiroko Nubalo: YEA!!!
[10:50] Count Emmett Lacombe (Emmett Lacombe): Sounds interesting
[10:50] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): oh I know them
[10:50] Tsol (Ella Redfield): love ya work
[10:50] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): wonderful Neve!!!
[10:50] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): have you put up adboard so I can refer people to there?
[10:50] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): but those whales were prims or sculpties battle machines
[10:50] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): lmao
[10:51] Miranda Barrowstone: sorry Grace you just kinda triggered a song when you said spider mer
[10:51] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): oops sorry Neve
[10:51] Count Emmett Lacombe (Emmett Lacombe): Muahahahaha
[10:51] Miranda Barrowstone: Clarence gets the stick
[10:51] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Yes Grace, I’ve had an ad board here a long time.
[10:51] Chezz Conundrum-Firelyte (Chezz Firelyte): I would like an LM please!
[10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I’ve started using the adboards for pod swism
[10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) hushes
[10:52] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~ for Mermade!
[10:52] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): hi I’m Clarence… also known as Bing
[10:52] Celtic Infinity claps for Clarence
[10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): or the lion mer
[10:53] Celtic Infinity: Funniest of the mers.
[10:53] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): furrrrst let me start bt saying i made a mer home that looks like the inside of a Ship’s ballroom
[10:53] Hiroko Nubalo: Very cool!!!
[10:53] Naet Ravenhurst: the sea lion (nice pun) is cool af
[10:53] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): those who do not like the claustrophobic caves will appreciate it
[10:53] Hiroko Nubalo: titanic…lol
[10:54] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): it has a good crusty feel to it
[10:54] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): and my other home which id not SWF related is a 6 storey Jawa’s Sandcrawler
[10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~ for creativity!!
[10:55] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ddo you give your homes away?
[10:55] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): wonderful
[10:55] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): sometimes i do
[10:55] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): we have a gift clam outside the pavilion I think
[10:55] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): or used to….
[10:55] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) looks confused
[10:55] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): see me about it later
[10:55] Naet Ravenhurst: lol
[10:56] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) eyes the talking stick quietly
[10:56] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): passes the stick on and goes to sit down again
[10:56] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you
[10:56] Celtic Infinity: Thanks, Clarence 🙂
[10:56] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): is that a spider!!!!
[10:56] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Oº°‘¨ O? ?? G??ð!! ¨‘°ºO
[10:56] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) eeps.
[10:56] Miranda Barrowstone passes the stick to Grace
[10:56] Count Emmett Lacombe (Emmett Lacombe): Crab 🙂 [10:56] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): very quickly [10:56] BlakeSeaMonster (blakeseamonster): Tala! [10:56] Miranda Barrowstone: if I don’t look the spider isn’t there [10:56] Count Emmett Lacombe (Emmett Lacombe): There are no crab bottoms unfortunately….. [10:57] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I am hoping to find someone to help Miranda with promoting and such for this Saturday gatherring [10:57] Leslie Larwyck-Beaumont (Leslie Beaumont) is offline. [10:57] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I sent out a lot of IM’s today for instance inviting members online [10:57] ßunny De?on??-W?t?rston? (Moon Heartsong): take care all i have to go [10:57] Celtic Infinity: Take care, Bunny! [10:57] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): notice occasionally telling people about our web calendar and this gathering of course [10:57] Hiroko Nubalo: Lusa em Bunny [10:57] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): also looking for a mer to be our calendar coordinator [10:58] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): IM me – will train – can be done on your own time and both Miranda and I are friendly folk [10:58] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): Em Bunny [10:58] Paek ‘Ophiel’ Kwang-Joon ??? (Ophiel Resident): ?.•:…Lusa Em… *:•.?
[10:58] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thanks – giving stick back to Miranda
[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you
[10:58] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): oooh merpire you look great as usual
[10:58] Merpire (deepredgirl11 Resident): ???..ThNnK U..?~~~~
[10:58] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I’d like to find someone wanting to make some gestures too
[10:59] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): oops no stick sorry
[10:59] Miranda Barrowstone: Tala I’m Miranda and I come from Antiquity.
we have 16 sims to swim through, homes available, shopping spaces, mer spots, and active groups.
[10:59] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): in RL you are never more than 3 feet from a spider… scarey aiunt it?
[10:59] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) eeps.
[10:59] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda
[10:59] Merpire (deepredgirl11 Resident): o A o!
[10:59] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater,
[10:59] Miranda Barrowstone: Just don’t flash the humans cause they faint.
[10:59] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): lusa em 🙂
[10:59] Miranda Barrowstone: we have a system called TCS. its a craft/trade/rp system that allows you to trade goods with other mers or landers. You can harvest and create things.
[10:59] Chezz Conundrum-Firelyte (Chezz Firelyte): Humans are weak
[11:00] Tsol (Ella Redfield): how about gigantisaurous Blake Sea Monsters?
[11:00] Christina (ChristinaMonteverdi Resident): Lusa em
[11:00] Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident): do we have someone to build the set for the Scifi con ( if its even in sl)?
[11:00] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[11:00] BlakeSeaMonster (blakeseamonster) waves… I am a SWF member for a while now
[11:00] Miranda Barrowstone: This meeting is now adjourned. Remember our SWF goals:

  • to assist those considering an underwater life
  • to increase awareness in the general public that there is an underwater option
  • to make mer resources (events, projects, groups, retailers, sims, designers) visible and easily accessible
  • to assist, as possible, with the viability of mer resources so they may continue to be available to the community
  • to promote the conservation of rl oceans, lakes and waterways and the nature that relies on them

Now go mingle and explore! Thanks for joining us this day!!

SWF Gathering 7 May 2022

[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Miranda. I will be leading today’s meeting.

Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:03] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda!!!???
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: Safe waters foundation (SWF) is a not-for-profit group supporting the development of harmony and safety for merfolk and aquatics of second life, we bring together designers, retailers, sims, merrow, mermen, mermaids, siren, aquatics and lovers of same.
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: People seem to arrive late and depart early. Please don’t be offended but as leader I will try to keep the meeting going. We don’t repeat things for latecomers – a log is posted on our blog after the meeting. This is not a place for public debate – this is a helpful place. we all help each other slive an aquatic lifestyle.
[10:04] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): brb real quick X_X
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: Because we usually have good attendance – please take a moment to remove all extra attachments and huds. We’d like you to dress low lag. Big poofy hair and jewelry are big culprits, as are bubbles, script things, huds, and such. If we all cooperate, more merfolk can participate with less crashing. Thank you for your help with this.
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: so how was you week seafolk?
[10:05] Celtic Infinity: It was good, thanks! How was yours, Miranda?
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: your*
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: not too bad. kiddo got to hang out with their friends
[10:06] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): busy busy
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: they had fun
[10:06] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): My week has been improving considerably.
[10:06] Celtic Infinity: Yay!
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: thats great ?
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: the flowers are blooming. I’m seeing lilacs. if it wasn’t cold it’ll be awesome
[10:08] Celtic Infinity ?s lilacs
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: I love the scent
[10:08] Celtic Infinity: me too
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: I wanna make soap with that scent
[10:08] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): suddenly stressful, but now better
[10:08] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I love how lilacs look
[10:08] Celtic Infinity: I planted some under my bedroom window. 🙂
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: they so cute
[10:08] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): down with stress! up with joy!
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: yes! life is stressfull enough embrace the happy
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: okay
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – mers helping mers – aquatics helping aquatics.
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: we all help each other
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so the order is my introduction-done, introduce the new folks, sharing questions, ideas, and support to help each other-ie; tails, hair, bodies, AOs, requests, etc, then PSAs and promotion of events, sales or what ever else needs to be shared, then I close us out with our goals, maybe a group hug and picture.
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: so here we go
[10:11] Celtic Infinity buckles up
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: any new folk today? don’t be shy
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: If you have brought someone new to this gathering, please introduce them now. If you are new and wish to introduce yourself please do so now.
just click on the podium to sit on it or sit were you are if thats just easier.
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: A very short sentence is all that is needed – for example: hi, I am (your name) and I discovered aquatics (brief description of how you found us) and what I love about being aquatic is (explain here).
[10:12] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): next time I will try to bring a friend!
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: sweet!
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: so anyone new here? (I seriouslly have bad eyesight and a bad memory so I ask everytime)
[10:13] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): hi I’m Fina. I’m an orca!
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: thught there was something new
[10:13] Celtic Infinity: \me feeds Fina a salmon
[10:13] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: yes salmon is the noms
[10:14] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I thought Fina was eating cats this year?
[10:14] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): not birds….
[10:14] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): WHY WOULD I EAT CATS
[10:14] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): BIRBS WAS DA NUMMIES LAST YEAR
[10:14] Celtic Infinity: madness
[10:14] Petros Aabye: catfish?
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone cries at the thought
[10:14] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Fantasy Faire theme
[10:14] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I thought last week you said the theme is cats this year
[10:14] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): Oy vey…
[10:15] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): so I thought it was your menu
[10:15] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): bad Gracie!
[10:15] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): <<–Jewfish [10:15] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) goes quiet [10:15] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): HeHeHeHeHeHe [10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: okay well… lets swim on [10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: Questions and support requests Now – what general questions can we discuss here today? Where do our aquatics need help? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you. [10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited) [10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: If you would like to ask question or put forth support ideas – please im me now. [10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority here is helping newer mers and aquatics – so please if you are new and with questions – please feel free to speak up. I do lead strongly because otherwise we tend to move to chaos – but we all try to remember the priority – mer helping mer be mer. [10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: so any questions topics of support etc? [10:18] Miranda Barrowstone hums the jeopardy theme [10:19] Celtic Infinity dances [10:19] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): oookies okie… [10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Echo you have the stick [10:19] Celtic Infinity claps for Echo [10:19] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): Magic stick here i come…. [10:19] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): claps for Echo [10:19] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) chuckles [10:20] Celtic Infinity claps for Echo [10:20] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): well the topic of notecards popped up a little bit ago…. [10:20] JewelMermaid Resident: yay echo [10:20] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): i thought, along with out hangouts notecard, which is a great way to share our favorite hang outs and new builds, we could put together a list for shopping places? [10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: sounds good. [10:21] Sushi (Aurora Jarvinen): mlem mah bro <3 [10:21] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): favorite stores for mer-parts/accessories….i know everyone has something from somewhere that others wouldnt think to look at [10:21] Munin (Darm Yaffle): rawrs [10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: are you making this list? [10:21] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): You know what might be easier to maintain than a notecard? A wiki. [10:21] Munin (Darm Yaffle): <3 [10:21] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): tala Munin:-) [10:21] Sushi (Aurora Jarvinen): <3 [10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: wikis are awesome but why not both? [10:22] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): true Motoko, but notecards are more direct and easier for the less techno-knowledgeable [10:22] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): lol [10:22] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): but we could do both! [10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: I don’t always think to go to a website [10:22] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Yes but if a sim goes down or changes, a wiki is easier to update and track. [10:22] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): it is, thats true [10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: true [10:22] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Just have the notecard also mention the wiki >:D
[10:23] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) nods
[10:23] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): top idea
[10:23] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): like “for latest updates, visit the wiki link below”
[10:23] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) grins
[10:23] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Yeah!
[10:23] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Moto – can you work on this with Serena and Chicky?
[10:23] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): they update the hangouts list
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: there used to be a system that would update all the notecards in all the vendors
[10:23] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): I sure can, Grace!
[10:24] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): the wiki address would need someone to manage it of course
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: I have a shop I’d like to put in
[10:24] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): but we could put a link into our hangout updates
[10:24] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): so many people looking to find mer parts…and out Mall is the perfect starter, but some want to expand and I’ve seen lots of odd shops sell a few things that they dont normally
[10:24] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): well lets have a little brainstorming meeting outside of here ok?
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: aye
[10:25] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): yay!
[10:25] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): big yay!!! \o/
[10:25] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): It seems like shops are beginning to dip their fingers in the aquatic market indeed, which is always a welcome addition. More content good.
[10:25] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) grins and passes the magic stick back to Miranda…”thankies”
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so your task is to work with Chicky and Serena. save the chat.
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: you’re welcome
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else?
[10:26] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): holds up a had nervously
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on up hands you the stick
[10:26] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) giggles and pushes Ara’s hand up further
[10:26] Celtic Infinity claps for Arachne
[10:27] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) claps and whacks her tail on the seat “yay!”
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone smiles encouragly
[10:27] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): Hi All
[10:27] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): claps for arachne
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
[10:27] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): takes the stick from miranda
[10:28] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): you know that stick is too clean I think
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: well it is new
[10:28] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): I’m not sure if everyone is aware but Grace has asked me to take over the mentor programme and try and get it running again
[10:28] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): nod nod
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: congrats ?
[10:28] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): woohoo!
[10:29] Emmett Blackwood: ??????!
[10:29] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): great arachne!
[10:29] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): going forward i’l like to offer the opportunity for mers who want to help out and mentor the current and next generation of mers to get together ti me to try and put something together
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone claps
[10:30] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): sort of a group to decide how to activate it
[10:30] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): not huge commitment – – maybe time in the coming week to iron out some details?
[10:30] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): if any of you’s are interested please let bothmyself and grace kno by both N/C and IM and i’ll setup a meeting so we can get together and plan out what we want to do how we are going to do it and what a success and fun time we will have
[10:30] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): •.¸’•.¸ ? ¸.•´¸.•
[10:30] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): .•• BRAVO!!!! •¨?•.
[10:30] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ¸.•¸.•*´ ?•.¸`*•.¸
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: thats great. congrats
[10:31] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): IM Arachne now if you want more information
[10:31] JewelMermaid Resident: wtg ara
[10:31] Petros Aabye: gg Arachne
[10:31] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): any how as i’m nervous enough i’ll arrange for a n/c to be sent out in the group and we’ll see what we can build hands the stick back
[10:31] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) smiles and claps again
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:32] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): yay!
[10:32] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Arachne is a long time friend of mine – creative and just a great mer
[10:32] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): swims to hid
[10:32] Munin (Darm Yaffle) eyes the stick
[10:32] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I applaud her courage in steppling up
[10:32] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) giggles and hugs Arachne
[10:32] Emmett Blackwood: arachne!
[10:32] Emmett Blackwood: \o/
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you fr the great discussions and ideas
[10:32] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and ask for you all to help her start a big mentor wave
[10:32] Clara Mukaida: loose
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: Quick reminders/announcements

Ad boards are awesome because they can help newer merfolk and aquatics find places to swim. If you need mer traffic, please consider renting an ad board.
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: Perks include helping the group and being allowed to post ads in the group twice a day. Add in the fact that anyone can ask for the stick and that is great exposure.
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: or hosting one. thats works too
[10:34] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I maybe can throw in a free coffee cup
[10:34] Munin (Darm Yaffle): I am big enough to be a hangout.
[10:34] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): if you have an adboard or hangout – IM me for a free coffee cup
[10:34] Munin (Darm Yaffle): xD
[10:34] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): oh yes – let me go hangout on you Munin
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: Munin! tala
[10:34] Munin (Darm Yaffle): rawrs
[10:34] Sushi (Aurora Jarvinen): free dragon cuddles and coffee in plastic cups ;P
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.

Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: and now…
Public service announcements
Now we allow a limited time for publicity. Who has something fun to share? A store, new sim, event, or news? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: If you would like do a little aquatic public announcement – please im me now and I will let you know when it is your turn
[10:36] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I like slimed talking sticks
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: jewel, you have the stick
[10:37] JewelMermaid Resident: Tala everyone, I am one of the concierge leaders, and we are always looking for new mers and seafolk to become concierges. we need friendly concierges to greet newcomers and SL newbies, and to give information that new mers need here at SWF HQ,
[10:37] Celtic Infinity claps for Jewel
[10:37] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:37] JewelMermaid Resident: Its a good way to meet new people, and hang out with other mers and seafolk, we also work at various events throughout the calendar. If you are interested in joining please IM me.
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone claps
[10:38] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) smiles and claps for Jewel!
[10:38] JewelMermaid Resident: On a different note, I am the Mer Mall manager at Fanci’s Deep, and I want to tell you that we have a few stores that are available right now, They are 250 L per week and you can use 75 prims. The mall has a good daily traffic number, both mers and humans spend time there shopping, and we get quite a few sailors and divers. I can give more information if requested and I can send you the landmark.

Thank you
[10:38] Second Life: Hiroko Nubalo gave you Invitation – The Avilion MerBallet Company Love is the 7th Wave.
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:38] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): so Jewel is an officer, concierge leader, AND Mall Manager!
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: Fina yer up
[10:38] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): YAY!!!!
[10:38] Celtic Infinity cheers for Fina
[10:39] JewelMermaid Resident: yay fina
[10:39] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): wooo Fina
[10:39] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): claps for Fin!
[10:39] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): a8
[10:39] Munin (Darm Yaffle): rawr
[10:39] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): A*
[10:39] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): (needs sleep)
[10:39] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) looks at Munin and quickly nibbles the stick
[10:39] Munin (Darm Yaffle): hey that was my job! 😛
[10:39] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): two announcements today, both pre-typed so this’ll be quick
[10:39] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): wouldn’t be nice if they could bottle up some sleep and you just take one every night?
[10:39] Munin (Darm Yaffle) fake pouts and grins
[10:39] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): first up, Tuesday noon mer costume party!
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone gives Mu a larger stick to gnaw
[10:39] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): WOOO
[10:40] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): oooo
[10:40] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Every Tuesday 12-2pm, Creations Park holds a mer costume party and contest. We have two lovely performers, Arisia Vita on piano and Lifearose singing. We’ve also recently started running trivia during this event, hosted by everyone’s favorite trivia cat! =^-^=
[10:40] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): costume party!!
[10:40] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Creations Park is partnered with Team Fox (the Michael J Fox Foundation), and all donations go towards research for Parkinson’s Disease.
[10:40] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): This coming Tuesday’s theme is…
[10:40] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): its in the mer calendar!! https://safewatersfoundation.com/calendar/
[10:40] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): BACK TO THE ’50s!!!!!
[10:40] Hiroko Nubalo: 50’s yea!!!
[10:40] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Come in costume and enjoy music and themed trivia! The week’s theme, on special request, will be a mix of 1950s and Back To The Future, a theme which is near and dear to Creations Park, because of our beneficiary’s namesake, Michael J Fox himself!
[10:40] Hiroko Nubalo: i can wear my Poodle Skirt…lol
[10:41] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): they take pictures of the winners don’t they Fina?
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yus
[10:41] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): so cool
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): we have a short break for photo taking after results
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): last week we had fun with Cinco de Star Wars =^-^=
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): anyways
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): If you are free then, hope to see you there! LMs available for any interested on request (IM me)! =^-^=
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Also, from 2022, Creations Park is a SWF Partner (we’re actually the very first SWF Partner), so you can surf on to our lovely sim from SWF easily via our adboard or Partners Portal!
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): that’s the first
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) shuffles her NCs
[10:42] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yes!!!
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): okay this is about FF, and mebbes should have been in the earlier rather than here, but
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ahem
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): So, I didn’t realize that FF is only 2 and a half weeks this year, and missed almost all of it – maybe I’ll make a last minute break for the quest, but before it ends…
[10:42] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): when does FF end?
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): this is how SL’s favorite merkitty made her mark this year…
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/2022/05/02/daily-recap-sunday-may-1st/
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): If you didn’t see this last week, look who made it to the headlines for FF =^-^=
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): During this year’s BKOD Jail & Bail, six kitties (Clover, Jillian, Pipa, Clowey, Arti, and myself) took part to help raise funds for cancer research.
[10:43] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Well I think its been extended for 2 more weeks, that is what Patch Linden said at Jail and Bail last night but I cant find anything official
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Jail & Bail usually has two competing kiosks (“Get Them Out” and “Keep Them In”), but anyway, this year, the pawlice got SMASHED. like, wasn’t even close =^-^= the Fairelanders overwhelmingly thought we were too cute to keep in jail!
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): OOOOOOOOOO EXTENDED??????
[10:43] Celtic Infinity cheers
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I’ll ask later =^-^=
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Anyways… In total, we raised L$556,300 for FF, which we were told was apparently a FF record…
[10:44] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): interesting!!
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): … until Patch Linden’s Jail & Bail raised L$1.2 million yesterday lol =^-^=
[10:44] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Fina looked good in Jail
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:44] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): they didn’t even try to catch me this year
[10:44] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) snickers
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): UNTIL WE THREW THE PAWLICE IN
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so anyways, that’s it from me
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) bites the stick a bit more before giving it back
[10:44] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: Fina
[10:44] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:45] Celtic Infinity: PAWesome!
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: Sebastion, yer up
[10:45] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) applaws for Fina! woohoo!
[10:45] Celtic Infinity claps for Sebastian
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:45] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) takes cats off the menu
[10:45] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Tala Friends
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ***Woot Woot ***
[10:46] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): I just wanted to let everyone know that there is a fab applier for the new petrichor tail at Wanderlust weekend
[10:46] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Im wearing it on my tail now but it comes with pastel and bright colours and materials
[10:46] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ooooo
[10:46] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ***Woot Woot ***
[10:46] JewelMermaid Resident: pretty
[10:46] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): are they in marketplace?
[10:46] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Very nice.
[10:47] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): might someone want an adboard or mall booth?
[10:47] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): its by Zen Child Designs and is at the bottom of the page here if anyone wants links
[10:47] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): https://www.seraphimsl.com/2022/05/07/you-cant-stay-home-during-wanderlust-weekend/
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: niice
[10:47] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): its not by me, but they might do, I just wanted to let everyone know, we love a mer bargain
[10:47] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident) hands the stick back over to Miranda
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you
[10:48] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): yay!!
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: Grace yer up
[10:48] Celtic Infinity claps for Grace
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:48] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:48] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ***Woot Woot ***
[10:48] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): OOOO so much excitement in the seas lately
[10:48] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) claps for Grace
[10:49] JewelMermaid Resident: yay grace
[10:49] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): good to see you all here – and thanks for all the incredible seafolk who are donating time and effort to make the SWF rsources available
[10:50] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I am working to create a “Volunteer in SL” class to be offered here
[10:50] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): making up the content – so anybody who’d like to work with me on that would be much appreciated
[10:50] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): of course I’ll highlight openings and benefits of volunteering here
[10:51] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): but there are so many volunteer opportunities which really build the vibrancy of Second Life platform
[10:51] Munin (Darm Yaffle): free sticks
[10:51] Munin (Darm Yaffle): xD
[10:51] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): lol
[10:51] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I am also looking for an assistant to work with Miranda and help with projects related to getting our membership aware of this gathering
[10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Miranda is a great lady – been doing this forever (with Fina’s help!) – and in talking we thought we’d try finding her an assistant
[10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): speak to me in IM if this is of interest
[10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: ? ty
[10:52] Celtic Infinity huggles Miranda
[10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): SWF also needs a volunteer to lead our CALENDAR project.
[10:52] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yayyy Miranda
[10:52] Miranda Barrowstone hugs back
[10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): we host a spot on our web page that can also be seen in headquarters
[10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): with underwater or at least underwater-friendly events anywhere in SL
[10:53] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): can easily each someone – but right now I think Chicky and I are putting events into the calendar when its requested
[10:53] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): would really like to develop a calendar lead mer – timing is totally up to you and doesn’t take a great amount of time
[10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): just sort of monitoring and nagging me when need anything
[10:54] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): Selina is excellent with the Google calendar ins and outs….I can ask her if you like?
[10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Selina is helping with that Echo
[10:54] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): oh yay!
[10:54] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): yay
[10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and she is helping with the hangouts updating
[10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): would like to develop another volunteer if possible
[10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): not overwhelm anyone
[10:55] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): She’s been trying to teach me XD trying
[10:55] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Marion here has been a mentor for a long time and is central to the mentors team
[10:55] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mrow~
[10:55] [Theatre] :: Fluffy Petter 1.07: F??? ?? has gained total fluffiness level ~ 110!
[10:55] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): yeah!
[10:55] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): have to say that Marion is an especially great help to SWF – she even lives in Euro time so people can reach her at times the USA mers might not be online
[10:56] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thank you Mairon!!
[10:56] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): any questions ?
[10:56] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) smiles and claps for Marion!!
[10:56] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): you are very welcome:-)
[10:56] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:56] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): okay IM if have questions
[10:56] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): everything done at SWF is volunteer
[10:56] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale): ya and claps for Marion as well
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: grace
[10:57] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) goes to the Munin Hangout
[10:57] Munin (Darm Yaffle): xD
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:57] Sushi (Aurora Jarvinen): Opsee-da-see!
[10:57] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) chuckles
[10:57] Sushi (Aurora Jarvinen): Hopsee-ma-see!!
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone takes the stick carefully
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: Tala I’m Miranda and I come from Antiquity.
we have 16 sims to swim through, homes available, shopping spaces, mer spots, and active groups.
[10:57] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda ?
[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater,
[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: Just don’t flash the humans cause they faint.
[10:58] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): o o
[10:58] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I have another announcement
[10:58] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): will make it short!
[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: hang on
[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: we have a system called TCS. its a craft/trade/rp system that allows you to trade goods with other mers or landers. You can harvest and create things.
[10:58] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) quietly swims over to a poster
[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[10:59] Miranda Barrowstone: grace yer up
[10:59] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): sorry
[10:59] Miranda Barrowstone: its cool
[10:59] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): there is a mer ballet today
[10:59] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): they are always incredible – it is a repeat of the performance at FF
[10:59] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): wow and where and when?
[10:59] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I’m swimming by poster they sent me today
[10:59] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): it is in the mer calendar https://safewatersfoundation.com/calendar/
[10:59] Hiroko Nubalo: i have the info
[10:59] Hiroko Nubalo: i can copy and paste
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I do advise arriving at least 15 minutes early
[11:00] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): ok do this Hiroko!
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): because they are well attended
[11:00] Hiroko Nubalo: If you missed The Avilion MerBallet Company’s performance at Fantasy Faire, you can catch our repeat performance of “Love is the Seventh Wave”
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yes please Hiroko
[11:00] Tsol (Ella Redfield): can’t wait!
[11:00] Hiroko Nubalo: The repeat performance is on Saturday May 7 at 3pm on Avilion Nexus and stay after for a dance party with music by DJ Alt.
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): also must wear tops mergirls
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): not a topless place
[11:00] Hiroko Nubalo: Avilion Nexus (115,192,22)
[11:00] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): okie
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): sim is mideival theme
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): go as low lag as you can
[11:00] Hiroko Nubalo: there is a swim area, for us MerFolk
[11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): because the performers need it
[11:01] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): hehe
[11:01] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): awesome
[11:01] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): less lag = better dancing
[11:01] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thank you Hiroko!!!
[11:01] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): because the performers are all laggy =^-^=
[11:01] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yes!
[11:01] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) passes stick back to Miranda with apologies for interrupting
[11:01] Hiroko Nubalo: <takes another hit from the hits the bong!!! and passes it
[11:01] Hiroko Nubalo hits the bong!
[11:01] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[11:01] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[11:02] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): the poster by the helmet has an info card also if you wish to touch it
[11:02] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I’m gooing to pick up the poster when our gathering is done however
[11:02] Miranda Barrowstone: This meeting is now adjourned. Remember our SWF goals:

  • to assist those considering an underwater life
  • to increase awareness in the general public that there is an underwater option
  • to make mer resources (events, projects, groups, retailers, sims, designers) visible and easily accessible
  • to assist, as possible, with the viability of mer resources so they may continue to be available to the community
  • to promote the conservation of rl oceans, lakes and waterways and the nature that relies on them

Now go mingle and explore! Thanks for joining us this day!!

SWF Gathering 30 April 2022

[10:00] Miranda Barrowstone: good morning!
Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Miranda. I will be leading today’s meeting.
[10:00] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:01] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Kaylie 🙂
[10:01] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda!!!???
[10:01] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): ~Tala~
[10:01] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): everyone
[10:01] Miranda Barrowstone: Safe waters foundation (SWF) is a not-for-profit group supporting the development of harmony and safety for merfolk and aquatics of second life, we bring together designers, retailers, sims, merrow, mermen, mermaids, siren, aquatics and lovers of same.
[10:01] Miranda Barrowstone: People seem to arrive late and depart early. Please don’t be offended but as leader I will try to keep the meeting going. We don’t repeat things for latecomers – a log is posted on our blog after the meeting. This is not a place for public debate – this is a helpful place. we all help each other slive an aquatic lifestyle.
[10:02] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): tala Hiroko
[10:02] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Hiroko 🙂
[10:02] Hiroko Nubalo: Everyone!!!
[10:02] Hiroko Nubalo Greets you
[10:02] Hiroko Nubalo: >><>TalaOo
[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: Because we usually have good attendance – please take a moment to remove all extra attachments and huds. We’d like you to dress low lag. Big poofy hair and jewelry are big culprits, as are bubbles, script things, huds, and such. If we all cooperate, more merfolk can participate with less crashing. Thank you for your help with this.
[10:02] Hiroko Nubalo: new seating?
[10:02] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): yep
[10:02] Celtic Infinity nods
[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: how was your week seafolk?
[10:02] Hiroko Nubalo: YEA!!!
[10:02] Celtic Infinity: It was good, thanks! How was yours, Miranda?
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: not too bad. ?
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: got to see friends it was lovely
[10:03] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): tala fina
[10:03] Nevaeh Lockhart (ItsIntuitive Resident): Awesome! The fantasy faire was amazing!
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Fina
[10:03] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mrow~
[10:04] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): what do you mean was amazing?
[10:04] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): it continues!
[10:04] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): it not over yet
[10:04] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): nod nod
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: still on. my cousn is performing today
[10:04] Celtic Infinity huggles Fina
[10:04] Nevaeh Lockhart (ItsIntuitive Resident): My work week/weekend starts so I may not be going as much is what I mean
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: ahhh understood
[10:05] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I’ve not had a chance to swim with her much
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: aww
[10:06] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mew!
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: okay we should move on ?
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – mers helping mers – aquatics helping aquatics.
[10:07] JoAnne Royal-Stark (joanneroyal Resident) is online.
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: we all help eachother. cause we’re awesome like that
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: taa Chris
[10:07] Nevaeh Lockhart (ItsIntuitive Resident): Tala Chris!
[10:07] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): ~Tala~
[10:07] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): chris
[10:07] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): we sure are good at helping each other
[10:07] Chris McCracken: Tala 😀
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so the order is my introduction-done, introduce the new folks, sharing questions, ideas, and support to help each other-ie; tails, hair, bodies, AOs, requests, etc, then PSAs and promotion of events, sales or what ever else needs to be shared, then I close us out with our goals, maybe a group hug and picture.

So here we go!!
[10:07] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): tala chris:-)
[10:08] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Chris 🙂
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: Introductions
If you have brought someone new to this gathering, please introduce them now. If you are new and wish to introduce yourself please do so now.
just click on the podium to sit on it or sit were you are if thats just easier.
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: A very short sentence is all that is needed – for example: hi, I am (your name) and I discovered aquatics (brief description of how you found us) and what I love about being aquatic is (explain here).
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: so any new folk today?
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone smiles and waits
[10:09] Nevaeh Lockhart (ItsIntuitive Resident): I am new to the mer-meetings for sure
[10:09] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): hi I’m Fina, I’m a cat =^-^=
[10:09] Celtic Infinity pets the cat
[10:09] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): puRrrRrRrrrrRrr
[10:10] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to Safe Waters, Nevaeh!
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: I’m sure sure I seen you both
[10:10] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Welcome Neveah!! good to see you !!
[10:10] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): ~Tala~
[10:10] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): i am miaka lovely to be here with everyone
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome
[10:10] ? ????????c????g-?eirs? (KaylieePie Resident): I’m also new to the meetings. Nice to meet all of you.
[10:10] Nevaeh Lockhart (ItsIntuitive Resident): ^^
[10:10] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson) is online.
[10:10] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): welcome Miaka!!
[10:11] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): [?]::? ????? ???? ?::[?]
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome Kaylee
[10:11] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to Safe Waters, Kaylee!
[10:11] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to Safe Waters, Miaka! 🙂
[10:11] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): [?]::? ????? ???? ?::[?]
[10:11] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Welcome Kaylee!!!!!!!
[10:11] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): lovely to meet you
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: so how you folks enjoying merSLife
[10:11] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): i love it 😀
[10:12] Nevaeh Lockhart (ItsIntuitive Resident): Loved it from the moment I dove in
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: thats awesome
[10:13] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): WOOOOOOOO
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: okay well hopfully we can get a lot of great info out today. if not we have the ad boards..
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome new folks.
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: on to
Questions and support requests
Now – what general questions can we discuss here today? Where do our aquatics need help? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:15] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Persi 🙂
[10:15] Persi (Persiphone Karu): Tala
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: things like tail support, hair, aos etc. maybe requests to build things
[10:16] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): just wanted to say, the new seats look rad
[10:16] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I hadn’t noticed them!
[10:16] Bernice Galtier: And they work!
[10:16] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): they are great!
[10:16] Hiroko Nubalo: can sit on them too!!
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: any questions? i can give you the invisible talking stick
[10:16] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ?? BIG GIGANTIC APPLAUSE!!! ??
[10:16] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): APPPLLLAAAUUUSSSEEE
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah they do look cool
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: kinda like a sporting event
[10:16] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I thought my viewer was being weird
[10:16] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): HA HAHA HA..haha!!
[10:17] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I guess I have a question to put out
[10:17] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): may I have the talking stick? or should I IM you Miranda and wait?
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: okay it pleases and sparkles, Grace you have the stick
[10:17] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yay!!! \o/
[10:18] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) slimes the stick
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone readies a wipe
[10:18] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): what is noteworthy at fantasy faire? what would you go do again?
[10:18] Celtic Infinity claps for Grace
[10:18] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): nuuuuu now I can’t bite the stick
[10:18] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): sure you can – bubble gum flavored slime
[10:18] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): last year I ate loads of birbs
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone gives Fina a shrimp donut
[10:18] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): this year they made the theme something inedible solely because of me =^-^=
[10:18] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): birds?
[10:18] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:19] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): oh yessss I remember the birds from last year’s fantasy faire
[10:19] JewelMermaid Resident: fina what is the theme?
[10:19] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): what is the theme this year?
[10:19] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I don’t remember exactly. I heard it’s cats
[10:19] Bernice Galtier: Just wandering from region to region admiring the creativity of the builders is enough.
[10:19] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): haven’t been there much
[10:19] Persi (Persiphone Karu): it’s the sleeping cat
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: I always get lost there.
[10:19] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): there is supposed to be an incredible hunt again
[10:19] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): not sure if it has started – I’ve been out of world more than in lately
[10:19] JewelMermaid Resident: I find Opet to be the best looking sim of them all
[10:19] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I seem to remember last year I helped Grace cheese the hunt =^-^=
[10:19] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): anyone visited the underwater region that SWF sponsered?
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: yes!
[10:20] Bernice Galtier: Yes. It’s lovely.
[10:20] Hiroko Nubalo: I DID!!!
[10:20] Persi (Persiphone Karu): thier are animals that have gotten out of their home… and you find them; then the next part you’ll try to rejoin thm all to their home
[10:20] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yes! I got so frustrated
[10:20] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): how is our little region?
[10:20] Persi (Persiphone Karu): yes Grace I’ve been there
[10:20] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): offered to help the builder but she never requested anything
[10:20] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thoughts/comments?
[10:20] Persi (Persiphone Karu): it’s nice; a builders idea of an underwater area
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: do we ever have an rp story? Loki’s group always does
[10:21] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): SWF isn’t a role play group
[10:21] Persi (Persiphone Karu): no rp here
[10:21] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): there are role play groups active
[10:21] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I think easily found on the adboards
[10:22] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): the Haven of Mer sims have a roleplay group I know
[10:22] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): SWF is a unifier, there isn’t one RP arc which dominates the others
[10:22] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): there are more
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: okay just wondering
[10:22] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): the only dominant RP arc is that mercats are perpetually hungry =^-^=
[10:22] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): ?´¯•.¸¸? ?¸¸.??´¯*???¸¸. ??????
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah never is, all the rps are different
[10:23] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): we are a central resource area – yes for finding role play groups that are active
[10:23] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): great question Miranda!
[10:23] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): good to clarify that
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: the unifer is that they are all set up to encorage rfl donations
[10:23] Persi (Persiphone Karu): there are several smaller quests and hunts at FF also this year
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: I was a part of Loki’s like twice
[10:23] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): that is just one area that we unify Miranda?
[10:24] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): SWF is much bigger – year round – RFL isn’t the central thing we do
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: I think so, I dunno
[10:24] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): that would be FF’s unifier
[10:24] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala everyone sorry I am late but couldn’t be helped
[10:24] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yes Fina
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: I don’t get to visit much anymore
[10:24] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): glad you made it Ohora
[10:24] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): samesies
[10:24] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): ¨‘°º?O?• ??l? •?O?º°‘¨
[10:24] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): ohra
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
[10:24] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): 2020 was amazing (when everything was in lockdown cuz of covid)
[10:25] Persi (Persiphone Karu): there is a new mermaid that i met this morning…..
[10:25] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): 2021 I had less time. hope I have some time in 2022
[10:25] Persi (Persiphone Karu): Sabineey is her name; she cant come to the meeting
[10:25] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Persi had a play at FF
[10:25] Persi (Persiphone Karu): she did joine the group
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: ahh
[10:25] Persi (Persiphone Karu): yes it was wonderful
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: oh any other support questions?
[10:25] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): does everyone have the info card we made to hand out to people just finding mer life or underwater life?
[10:26] Persi (Persiphone Karu): Grace i have some info about videos for that play
[10:26] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): itt was more than !!!
[10:26] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): •??? ???s??? s???? ???•
[10:26] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): okay persi – like online videos
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: I might need another.
[10:26] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): let me IM you
[10:26] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): no, wherw can you get the NC
[10:26] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I shall drop one on you if you IM me
[10:26] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): ok great ty
[10:26] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): (????)? ? Ichi Ni San NYA! Arigato~ ?
[10:26] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I’m the black mermaid sitting in the kelpbeds
[10:27] Hiroko Nubalo: If anyone would like my “Types of Mermaids Book” I made buzz me
[10:27] Hiroko Nubalo: and grab a shrimp from my tray i am holding
[10:27] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ><(“> You h?ve not shrimp bec?use you ?sk not <“)><
[10:27] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ooooh
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: aww yer sweet *grabs pone before grace and Fina do*
[10:28] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): SHRIIIIIIMP
[10:28] Second Life: Hiroko Nubalo gave you TYPES OF MERMAIDS (ADD OR WEAR).
[10:28] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): mmmmmmm yummy
[10:28] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): [?]::? ????? ???? ?::[?]
[10:28] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): hiroko for the shrimp
[10:29] Persi (Persiphone Karu): Grace can I post in chat the youtube video for the play?
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: okay looks like q&a is over so lets move on. Grace for the discussion
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: ty* Grace
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: Quick reminders/announcements
[10:30] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): you are welcome
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: Ad boards are awesome because they can help newer merfolk and aquatics find places to swim. If you need mer traffic, please consider renting an ad board.
[10:30] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident) smiles and nods
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: being a partner also rocks.
[10:31] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): where would the adboards be?
[10:31] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): and at a good price too !! Small boards only 10 Lindens a week
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: Perks include helping the group and being allowed to post ads in the group twice a day. Add in the fact that anyone can ask for the stick and that is great exposure.
[10:31] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): adboards are at the other side of the SWF building
[10:31] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): They are at the Landing spot .
[10:31] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): by the welcome wall – actually between the welcome wall and the mer mall
[10:31] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yes – the landing spot
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: um… I don’t have a precise lm right now I recommend the teleporters.
[10:32] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): oh yes
[10:32] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): the teleporters!!! great suggestion
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): LMs don’t work anyway
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): they send us to landing zone
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.

Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.

Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:33] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): everyone seen the event calendar?
[10:33] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): no
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: I think its by the boards
[10:34] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): https://safewatersfoundation.com/calendar/
[10:34] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): that is the link
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: that works
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: and now…
Public service announcements
Now we allow a limited time for publicity. Who has something fun to share? A store, new sim, event, or news? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:34] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): It is posted inside the HQ Building and you can also to to the website at the top of your screen to find it.
[10:35] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): not SWF events – but as the unifier – we try to make all the underwater events who wish to invite us – we encourage them to put events into that calendar
[10:35] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): free of charge
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:35] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): the calendar is also in the SWF building if you wish to see in when on site
[10:35] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): YAY!!!!
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah I really need to remind anti-folks of that
[10:36] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): it is free – the calendar
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: If you would like do a little aquatic public announcement – please im me now and I will let you know when it is your turn
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: first up, Jewel you now have the stick.
[10:37] Celtic Infinity claps for Jewel
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: pleaser don’t bonk people
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: yes I wiped it
[10:37] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE
[10:37] JewelMermaid Resident: Tala everyone, I am one of the concierge leaders, and we are always looking for new mers and seafolk to become concierges. we need friendly concierges to greet newcomers and SL newbies and give information that new mers need here at SWF HQ,

Its a good way to meet new people, and hang out with other mers and seafolk, we also work at various events throughout the calendar. If you are interested in joining please IM me.
[10:37] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) chuckles
[10:37] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): APPPLLLAAAUUUSSSEEE
[10:38] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~ for Jewel!!
[10:38] JewelMermaid Resident: The Fantasy Faire has begun and we need concierges there day and night, If you can help, let me know as we can give a training session to instruct you. The faire is a lot of fun so be sure to visit the SWF booth on Opet

thanks everyone
[10:38] JewelMermaid Resident: On a different note, I am the Mer Mall manager at Fanci’s Deep, and I want to tell you that we have a few stores that are available right now, They are 250 L per week and you can use 75 prims. The mall has a good daily traffic number, both mers and humans spend time there shopping, and we get quite a few sailors and divers. I can give more information if requested and I can send you the landmark.

Thank you
[10:38] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Big thanks to all that have helped man the FF booth !!!!!
[10:38] Second Life: Hiroko Nubalo gave you Mer Dictionary.
[10:38] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ? ? ? ???? ?2????•.??
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Fina yer up
[10:39] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): :-.,_,.-:'*Yayyyyyyy!!!!*:-.,_,.-:*'‘*
[10:40] Celtic Infinity cheers for Fina
[10:40] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE
[10:40] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): APPPLLLAAAUUUSSSEEE
[10:40] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) nibbles the stick carefully
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: loving the hat
[10:40] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): ?´¯•.¸¸? ?¸¸.??´¯*???¸¸. ??????
[10:40] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): two announcements today, both pre-typed
[10:40] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): first one is our Tuesday mer costume party
[10:40] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Every Tuesday 12-2pm, Creations Park holds a mer costume party and contest. We have two lovely performers, Arisia Vita on piano and Lifearose singing. We’ve also recently started running trivia during this event, hosted by everyone’s favorite trivia cat! =^-^=
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Creations Park is partnered with Team Fox (the Michael J Fox Foundation), and all donations go towards research for Parkinson’s Disease.
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): This coming Tuesday’s theme… is something I’m super excited about, been wanting to do it for years now!
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Can anyone guess the theme by looking at my outfit? =^-^=
[10:41] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): star wars
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): DING!!!
[10:41] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): wooo
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): the theme is…
[10:41] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): °º¤ø ??????ø? ¤º° [10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): CINCO DE STAR WARS!!! [10:42] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): HA HAHA HA..haha!! [10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): with May the 4th and Cinco de Mayo being one day apart... [10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Come in off-brand Mexican versions of your favorite Star Wars characters, and enjoy music and themed trivia! Find out which was the first multimillion dollar animated movie with an all-Latin cast, who was the only person to win an Oscar nomination for a Star Wars movie, and more! [10:42] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Cinco De Mayo evening [10:42] Celtic Infinity: Awesome, Fina! [10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): If you are free then, hope to see you there! LMs available for any interested on request (IM me)! =^-^= [10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Also, from 2022, Creations Park is a SWF Partner (we're actually the very first SWF Partner), so you can surf on to our lovely sim from SWF easily via our adboard *or* Partners Portal! [10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): next Tuesday is the 3rd I think, but we still doing Cinco de Star Wars =^-^= [10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so that's the first =^-^= [10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): the second one is a FF announcement [10:43] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): yes, and I do believe people at Creations Park can take the return portal back to SWF [10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yus! [10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so okay second announcement: Be on the lookout for black cats handing out scout cookies. [10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Usually they'll look something like this *gestures to self* [10:43] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I'll drown any I find [10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) hisses [10:43] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): ?´¯•.¸¸? ?¸¸.??´¯*???¸¸. ?????? [10:43] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): tastes like shrimp [10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): They're made with a secret recipe, and are greatly contributing to the problem of global food waste and starvation! Best of all, they're completely FREE of charge! [10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): In fact, you can click on my box pile for a cookie right now! =^-^= [10:44] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): oh [10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Of course the pawlice, being INFAMOUSLY korrupt, have a warrant out for us - I MEAN THEM [10:44] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): so not really beware but be aware? [10:44] Second Life: FF Cookie Box Pile Dinkie V2.0 ADD owned by F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) gave you 'OLDE Scout cookie ADD' ( Union Passage (44,236,1) ). [10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yus [10:44] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I won't drown cookies [10:44] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): but do they taste like shrimp? [10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): if people say beware or don't eat the cookies, don't believe 'em [10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): they sality [10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): salty [10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): anyway, the pawlice are anti-fun and korrupt [10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): anyway, Basement Kittehs of Doom Jail & Bail will be TOMORROW, May 1, 2-4pm. Hope to see you there! Of course, it'll be just one of many fun events of Fantasy Faire! [10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) nibbles the stick more and doesn't seem to want to give it back [10:46] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): ?´¯•.¸¸? ?¸¸.??´¯*???¸¸. ?????? [10:46] Miranda Barrowstone pulls out new stick [10:46] Bernice Galtier: Did somebody dip the stick in catnip? [10:46] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mrow~ [10:46] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): ?´¯•.¸¸? ?¸¸.??´¯*???¸¸. ?????? [10:46] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): utoh she is doing an odd dance [10:46] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) swims off with the old well chewed stick [10:46] Miranda Barrowstone: -=*giggles*=- [10:46] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): /ig [10:46] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ?* ????? ! *? ?? ? [10:46] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): ?´¯•.¸¸? ?¸¸.??´¯*???¸¸. ?????? [10:46] Miranda Barrowstone: Grace you have the new stick [10:46] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): there is a calendar they sell where photos are cats on catnip [10:47] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): hello all [10:47] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): first - I apologize to Miranda for talking over her [10:47] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): sorry! [10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: it's okay [10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: tu [10:47] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): she mentioned some of the resources offered at SWF [10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: ~~~Persu Em~~~ [10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you [10:47] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and I just wanted to take this opportunity to go a little more in depth [10:47] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): the hangouts are incredible [10:47] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE*********** [10:47] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): ****APPPLLLAAAUUUSSSEEE**** [10:48] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): its free to be a hangout but to be one you apply - and basically agree to be part of our hangout network [10:48] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): in the SWF buildings - there is a Portal Hub [10:48] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): one door is a hub to many of the SWF Hangouts [10:48] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): you swim in - choose a hangout and magic - YOU ARE THERE [10:48] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): like an easy LM [10:48] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): WOOOOOOOO [10:49] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): nicee [10:49] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): the other portal is for the SWF Partner sites [10:49] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and the Partner portal right now also includes portal choices into some parts of Fantasy Faire [10:49] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ \(@o@)/ / YAY!!!~ [10:49] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Partners are long time contributors to the undersea community [10:50] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): there is a fee [10:50] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): so they also donate an annual amount to the treasurey so we can do the marketing outreaches we do [10:50] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ***Woot Woot *** [10:50] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): to grow and hopefully increase the sustainability of our undersea community [10:50] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): howdy, pardner [10:50] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): to be a partner is by invitation only [10:51] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and we ask you to consider visiting the people's place who have dug in and are recognzed as sustainability leaders in SL [10:51] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Creations Park is one [10:51] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): gorgeous sim [10:51] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ooh I didn't know it's invitation only =^-^= [10:51] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): *Mmhmm* [10:51] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Antiquity was invited but we haven't heard back from them [10:52] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Creations Park is actually really big, and the stage we use is only a small part of it [10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I'm managing the partner program [10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): so if you think there is a leader we've not recognized yet - please feel free to nominate them [10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): to me [10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah Jacon get's busy and I need to explain how it works with him [10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I gave him the nc Miranda [10:52] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and can share it with you [10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: ok [10:53] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I'll share the nc with any recognized citizen of the sea [10:53] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): YAY!!!! [10:53] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): so many volunteers have made this central resource we call Safe Waters Foundation - a helpful and fun resource [10:53] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): nobody is overlooked intentionally [10:53] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and I have so much gratitude for so many [10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I'm organizing and will start a couple of classes for people who would like to contribute/help in other manners [10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): please be sure you are set to receive SWF notices [10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): as that is where the classes will be announced [10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Jewel and Chicky volunteer as SWF Officers [10:54] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): which is a great investment of their time and talents - to manage the administration of SWF [10:55] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Miranda volunteers as the leader of this suppport group - long term leader I might add [10:55] Miranda Barrowstone smiles [10:55] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Miranda is also volunteering as one of our board of directors [10:56] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Celtic Infiinity is a previoius board member and very central on how SWF developed over multiple years [10:56] Celtic Infinity waves [10:56] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): the new build is done by a volunteer builder - Benjamin Buttons - custom mesh builds and a vision which understands our goals [10:57] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thank you for still coming and greeting people Celtic when you can [10:57] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Selina has been volunteering a LOT [10:57] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and - the concierge team [10:57] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): • ?? • ?? • ???? (=_=) [10:57] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): they are so awesome - Jewel has been at Fantasy Faire a lot and Echo and her have such a vision [10:57] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): enough kudos [10:58] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): nods [10:58] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): ****APPPLLLAAAUUUSSSEEE**** [10:58] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE*********** [10:58] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): lets appreciate each other [10:58] Miranda Barrowstone smiles and claps foor her fellow seafolk [10:58] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): WOOOOOOOO [10:58] JewelMermaid Resident: yay for everyone [10:58] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): ****APPPLLLAAAUUUSSSEEE**** [10:58] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): all [10:58] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ? Thank Youuuuuuuuuu!! ? [10:58] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident):°º¤ø ??????ø? ¤º°
[10:58] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): *•.¸’•.¸ ? ¸.•´¸.•*
[10:58] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): .•• BRAVO!!!! •¨?•.
[10:58] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ¸.•¸.•*´ ?•.¸`•.¸ [10:58] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): remember we try to build our community and help people find the incredible undersea spots in second life [10:59] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): any questions after my public service announcement? [10:59] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I wonder if I could ask a question of the people here [10:59] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): how long have you been involved in SWF? [11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): a core group of influencers show up for the Saturday support gathering and I so appreciate you all [11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): gosh for me its been since the start [11:00] Hiroko Nubalo: over a year here [11:00] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): not very long [11:00] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): over a year sounds about right [11:00] JewelMermaid Resident: over a year [11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): go to our web page and see the video on how we started [11:00] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): 12 years off and on here!! [11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): thats a long time Fina [11:00] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): actually longer than that [11:00] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): and such great contributions you make! [11:01] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I suspect so [11:01] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): lusa em:-) [11:01] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mebbes 2-3 years? I was a mermaid before I became a merkitty [11:01] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson) shouts: I think a couple years though I haven’t kept track of the time [11:01] Hiroko Nubalo: Time stands still underwater! [11:01] Miranda Barrowstone: same I barely notice until I look at my profile [11:01] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): whats fun – is the new people [11:01] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ? ???? ? [11:01] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): sometimes contribute a LOT – they are so excited to find us [11:02] Inish Karu is online. [11:02] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth) polishes the stick and hands it back to Miranda [11:02] Kyna (Kyna Blackburn): i think maybe 5 years i’ve been with SWF. had a mer for a couple of years before that, but i didn’t use her often until i found this group. [11:02] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): claps fot Grace!!!! [11:02] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): * APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE
[11:02] JewelMermaid Resident: yayyyy
[11:02] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): APPPLLLAAAUUUSSSEEE
[11:03] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): Kyna
[11:03] Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth): I’m so glad we are a positive influence
[11:03] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yes
[11:03] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yesssssss….
[11:03] Kyna (Kyna Blackburn): its just good to have a group of like-minded people
[11:03] ? ????? ??mâ?-????? ? (MiakaStar Resident): /nods and smiles
[11:04] Miranda Barrowstone smiles
[11:04] Miranda Barrowstone: I should close us out though
[11:04] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): a great community !!!
[11:05] Miranda Barrowstone: This meeting is now adjourned. Remember our SWF goals:

  • to assist those considering an underwater life
  • to increase awareness in the general public that there is an underwater option
  • to make mer resources (events, projects, groups, retailers, sims, designers) visible and easily accessible
  • to assist, as possible, with the viability of mer resources so they may continue to be available to the community
  • to promote the conservation of rl oceans, lakes and waterways and the nature that relies on them

Now go mingle and explore! Thanks for joining us this day!! and enjoy the rest of the Fantasy Faire

SWF Gathering 23 April 2022

[10:00] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:00] Emmett Blackwood: ??????!
[10:00] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
[10:01] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE
[10:01] Miranda Barrowstone: Safe waters foundation (SWF) is a not-for-profit group supporting the development of harmony and safety for merfolk and aquatics of second life, we bring together designers, retailers, sims, merrow, mermen, mermaids, siren, aquatics and lovers of same.
[10:01] Miranda Barrowstone: People seem to arrive late and depart early. Please don’t be offended but as leader I will try to keep the meeting going. We don’t repeat things for latecomers – a log is posted on our blog after the meeting. This is not a place for public debate – this is a helpful place. we all help each other slive an aquatic lifestyle.
[10:02] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Tala Fina
[10:02] Celtic Infinity huggles Fina
[10:02] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ~Tala~
[10:02] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): fina
[10:02] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mew~
[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: Because we usually have good attendance – please take a moment to remove all extra attachments and huds. We’d like you to dress low lag. Big poofy hair and jewelry are big culprits, as are bubbles, script things, huds, and such. If we all cooperate, more merfolk can participate with less crashing. Thank you for your help with this.
[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: so how was yer week merfolk?
[10:03] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): busy =^-^=
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Fina
[10:03] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): I just got back from vacation ..not as warm here yet !!
[10:03] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mrow~
[10:03] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Oh Murr! :3
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah some places got snow
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: we got hail
[10:04] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): •´¯*•.¸¸?-:¦:- *I KNow RiGht * -:¦:-?¸¸.•*´¯
[10:04] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): omg
[10:04] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): its been a busy week, so much happening
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: kiddo was confused this was their first tme seeing it
[10:04] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): awwwwwwww
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: goodness. nothing bad I hope
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: okay
[10:05] Elbion Viking: ~ Tala ~
[10:05] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): cant wait to shop more at FF
[10:05] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Elbion 🙂
[10:05] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): tala elbion
[10:06] Leslie Larwyck-Beaumont (Leslie Beaumont) is offline.
[10:06] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): take money, Chicky, you’re gonna need it hahahaha
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: our priority is support, we’re here to help each other best we can
[10:06] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): for sure!!
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so the order of the meeting is my introduction-done, introduce the new folks, sharing questions, ideas, and support to help each other-ie; tails, hair, bodies, AOs, requests, etc, then PSAs and promotion of events, sales or what ever else needs to be shared, then I close us out with our goals, maybe a group hug and picture.
[10:07] Roary McGillivary is online.
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: maybe, we’ll see how everyone feels
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: so here we go ^.6
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: ^.^
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: Introductions
If you have brought someone new to this gathering, please introduce them now. If you are new and wish to introduce yourself please do so now.
just click on the podium to sit on it or sit were you are if thats just easier.
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: A very short sentence is all that is needed – for example: hi, I am (your name) and I discovered aquatics (brief description of how you found us) and what I love about being aquatic is (explain here).
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: so any new folk today?
[10:09] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ~Tala~
[10:09] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): chris
[10:09] Chris McCracken: Tala 😀
[10:09] Elbion Viking: ~tala~
[10:09] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Hi, I’m Fina, and I discovered SWF by following the trail of crunchy shrimpies
[10:09] Celtic Infinity cheers for Fina
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Fina ll
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:10] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): fina
[10:10] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ? ? ? ???? ?2????•.??
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: I knew leaving the crunchy shrimpies was a god idea
[10:10] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: okay looks lke they missed the meetng. okay.
[10:11] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mebbes they at FF =^-^=
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: alright then last call for new folks
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah maybe they’ll come next week
[10:11] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yesssssss….
[10:11] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yes
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: okay we shall swim on
[10:12] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): just keep swimming
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: Questions and support requests
Now – what general questions can we discuss here today? Where do our aquatics need help? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:12] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): just keep swimming
[10:12] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): lalalalalalalalal
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: (dude you made me sing that in rl lol)
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: If you would like to ask question or put forth support ideas – please im me now.

Some discussion is great – but please quickly offer to give a notecard or landmark if people will im you (that’s why we ask you to move to the podium ) so that others will have a turn. When you have finished please pass the imaginary talking stick back to me.
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority here is helping newer mers and aquatics – so please if you are new and with questions – please feel free to speak up. I do lead strongly because otherwise we tend to move to chaos – but we all try to remember the priority – mer helping mer be mer.
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: so any questions or cool ideas?
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: possible requests?
[10:15] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): I have a Question…
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: shoot
[10:15] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): When are they gonna fix the chair sits here?
[10:15] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): dat an important question
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: thats dern good question
[10:15] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): (hahahaha that’s why I’m not sat down)
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: I wish I knew
[10:15] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): We will be working on that!
[10:15] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Thanks Chicky
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: okay chicky
[10:16] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): It is on my list of to do’s now that im back
[10:16] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): I just noticed quite a few people struggling today
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else?
[10:16] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:16] Clifton Monday: the struggle is real
[10:16] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): OOOH I KNOW
[10:16] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): I’m quite happy to help if you need Chicky, I have AVSitter and can script it if we need to custom mod the seats, just give me a shout 🙂
[10:16] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mebbes I could help wif that
[10:16] Emmett Blackwood: by ‘quite a few people’ he means ’emmett’
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: I never sit on them cause I have an old school tail
[10:17] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): oh Neve ty
[10:17] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): your so sweet! -^.^-
[10:17] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Ohora 🙂
[10:17] Elbion Viking: =) =)
[10:17] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): tala Ohora
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: splits the tail I look like I’m auditioning for the starbucks logo
[10:17] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): HeHeHeHeHeHe
[10:17] Celtic Infinity giggles
[10:17] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ?* ????? ! *? ?? ?
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: okay then if we have no more questions
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone waits
[10:18] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson) shouts: Yala everyone!
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: tala!
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: okay then we shall swim on
[10:19] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yala Ohora =^-^=
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: Quick reminders/announcements

Ad boards are awesome because they can help newer merfolk and aquatics find places to swim. If you need mer traffic, please consider renting an ad board.
[10:19] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Yala !!!
[10:20] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Tala
[10:20] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Only 10 for a small board too
[10:20] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): lusa em…?? ? °bids you Safe Waters° ? ??
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: Perks include helping the group and being allowed to post ads in the group twice a day. Add in the fact that anyone can ask for the stick and that is great exposure.
[10:20] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): oopsy
[10:20] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): 10 lindens
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: partnership would make that cheaper I understand
[10:20] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ooh they dropped the price?
[10:21] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yes, they get a free med board FREE for a year!!
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: well there’s small and medium and large I think
[10:21] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): mhmmm
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: ooh thats nice
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: do you have an nc available on that.
[10:21] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): for Partners?
[10:21] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ? ???? ?
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: aye
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:22] Second Life: BellaTECH Subscriber: The Secret Sale owned by BellaTechNotices Resident gave you ‘The Secret Sale – 3 days of Discounts!’ ( Minacci (119,86,145) ).
[10:22] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): IM me if you would like one. smiles
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: also hosting a hangout is also a great way to get visitors
[10:23] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): or being a hangout
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: lke Mu
[10:23] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): :-.,_,.-:'*YESSSSSS!!!!*:-.,_,.-:*'‘*
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.

Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: but I’m told the site i having issues right now…
[10:24] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Also in the calander are the dates for the Mer Ballet att the FF
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: and now…
Public service announcements
Now we allow a limited time for publicity. Who has something fun to share? A store, new sim, event, or news? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:25] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Vivienne 🙂
[10:25] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): I believe Dana fixed that .
[10:25] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ??????????
[10:25] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Viv
[10:25] Vivienne Koisera (Vivien0Koisera Resident): Tala
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: oh good.
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: so let me know in im if you need the stick
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: and our first speaker is Jewel
[10:26] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on down
[10:26] Celtic Infinity claps for Jewel
[10:26] Elbion Viking: \o/ jewel
[10:26] JewelMermaid Resident: Tala everyone, I am one of the concierge leaders, and we are always looking for new mers and seafolks to be concierges. we need friendly concierges to greet newcomers and newbies and give information that new mers need here at SWF HQ,

Its a good way to meet new people, and hang out with other mers and seafolk, we also work at various events throughout the calendar. If you are interested in joining please IM me.
[10:27] JewelMermaid Resident: The Fantasy Faire has begun and we need concierges there day and night, If you can help, let me know. The faire is a lot of fun so be sure to visit the SWF booth on Opet

thanks everyone
[10:27] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson) shouts: Yay Jewel!
[10:27] JewelMermaid Resident: On a different note, I am the Mer Mall manager and I want to tell you that we have stores that are available right now, They are 250 L per week and you can use 75 prims. I can give more information if requested and I can send you the landmark.

Thank you
[10:27] Elbion Viking: \o/
[10:28] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): \o/ \o/ \o/
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you jewel. any questions for her folks?
[10:29] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): so much for all you do Jewel
[10:29] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ? Thank Youuuuuuuuuu!! ?
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: if not then Fina the stick is yours
[10:29] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): is there a class to take?
[10:29] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:30] Celtic Infinity claps for Fina
[10:30] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:30] JewelMermaid Resident: there is a concierge class for anyone willing
[10:30] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): go fina!
[10:30] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE
[10:30] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Can I have the stick after Miss Fina? <3
[10:30] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) scratches the podium
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone waves to Matt
[10:30] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so, two announcements today, one of which is the usual
[10:30] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Every Tuesday 12-2pm, Creations Park holds a mer costume party and contest. We have two lovely performers, Arisia Vita on piano and Lifearose singing. We’ve also recently started running trivia during this event, hosted by everyone’s favorite trivia cat! =^-^=
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: yes (but please im me in the future, its how I keep it straight)
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): and MAN we had a blast last week… we had 31 people, including merfolk AND trivia enthusiasts!
[10:31] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): what’s the theme on Tuesday, Fina? 🙂
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): In fact, this outfit right here is from last week, just need to show it off a bit =^-^= theme was Myths and Legends
[10:31] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): •??? ???s??? s???? ???•
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): getting to that in just a bit!
[10:31] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): <3
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Creations Park is partnered with Team Fox (the Michael J Fox Foundation), and all donations go towards research for Parkinson’s Disease.
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): This coming Tuesday’s theme is…
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: yay
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): April Showers!
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Get your raincoats ready, and enjoy music and themed trivia, which will be a mix of weather trivia and April events. Find out what helicopter is actually a type of American mountain wind current, how many siblings the Titanic had (and how many of that ill-fated family actually survived), and more!
[10:32] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): make it rain!
[10:32] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): 😀 😀
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): If you are free then, hope to see you there! LMs available for any interested on request (IM me)! =^-^=
[10:32] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): amazing fina
[10:32] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): WOOOOOOOO
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Also, from 2022, Creations Park is a SWF Partner (we’re actually the very first SWF Partner), so you can surf on to our lovely sim from SWF easily via our adboard or Partners Portal!
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so that’s the first =^-^= and the second announcement…
[10:32] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:32] Elbion Viking: \o//
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): As you might know, Fantasy Faire has started, a few days ago =^-^=
[10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): If you didn’t know……………….. now you do!
[10:33] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Anyway, while you’re at the Fairelands… Be on the lookout for black cats handing out scout cookies.
[10:33] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): :O
[10:33] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Usually they’ll look something like this…
[10:33] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): o.o
[10:33] Sound Horn smol shouts: Hey!!! Deze cookies are FREE!

[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: yay cokies
[10:34] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): They’re made with a secret recipe, and are greatly contributing to the problem of global food waste and starvation! Best of all, they’re completely FREE of charge!
[10:34] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident) calls the Pawlice
[10:34] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): (my cookie box stack is not skreepted yet and is empty atm, sowwies)
[10:34] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Of course the pawlice, being INFAMOUSLY korrupt, have a warrant out for us – I MEAN THEM
[10:34] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): im hungry now
[10:34] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): :O
[10:34] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): because they’re anti-fun, and korrupt
[10:34] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): and not too intelligent
[10:34] Celtic Infinity wants forbidden kitty cookies
[10:34] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so, Basement Kittehs of Doom Jail & Bail will be on May 1, 2-4pm. Hope to see you there! Of course, it’ll be just one of many fun events of Fantasy Faire!
[10:35] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): see you at the Fairelands!
[10:35] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:35] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:35] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:35] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE
[10:35] Celtic Infinity cheers for Fina
[10:35] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): 😀
[10:35] Vivienne Koisera (Vivien0Koisera Resident): claps 🙂
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone claps
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:35] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) scratches the podium and nibbles the stick
[10:35] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): yay, awesome fina
[10:36] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) changes back to her GODDESS form =^-^=
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Neve yeah? you need the stick now? wipes off the kitty salivia
[10:36] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): so lovely Fina
[10:36] Celtic Infinity claps for Neve
[10:36] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): hehehe, ty <3 [10:36] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^-^= [10:36] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE
[10:37] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker) claps for neve
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone hands over the stick
[10:37] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): It’s just a couple of really quick things! Earlier in the year, Chicky approached me to support SWF at our booth at Fantasy Faire, and I’m pleased to let you know that I have released a custom, exclusive nemissa applier at half price at the SWF booth with 100% of proceeds going to RFL 🙂 https://www.flickr.com/photos/191764076@N03/52022478988
[10:38] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): wooo
[10:38] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): yasss
[10:38] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:38] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): \o/ \o/ \o/
[10:38] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ? Thank Youuuuuuuuuu!! ?
[10:38] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): yeah!
[10:38] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:38] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): and secondly, just a really quick reminder of the awesome Mystic Realms RP region, there’s a lot of development going on there for the mer community and a really fantastic community growing who’ll welcome all of us with open arms <3
[10:38] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson) shouts: /claps!
[10:39] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): •??? ???s??? s???? ???•
[10:39] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): thanks everyone <3 hands back the stick 😀
[10:39] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Thanks Neve
[10:39] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:39] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): claps and whistles
[10:39] ? Matticus Marinea ? (Matticus Blinker): awesome 🙂
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: Neve
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: any questions for neve?
[10:40] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): are those tentacles?
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:40] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): hahahaha yes eys they are! 😀
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: Ohra you okay hun?
[10:40] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): wow
[10:41] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): they are amazing
[10:41] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): ty! They’re from Aii 😀
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: you’ve been impresonating a clam for a while now
[10:41] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): o.o
[10:41] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): nice
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: okay anyone else needs the stick?
[10:42] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ohh i didnt see het down there….
[10:42] Hiroko Nubalo: Raises her fin..i have a question?
[10:42] Miranda Barrowstone: sure whats the question?
[10:42] Hiroko Nubalo: Is the Relay for Life event here tomorrow?.
[10:42] Miranda Barrowstone: I don’t know, chicky?
[10:43] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yesssssss….
[10:43] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yes
[10:43] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): I almost forgot
[10:43] Hiroko Nubalo: needs some mention
[10:43] Hiroko Nubalo: all day event!!
[10:43] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): It is all add day 9am -9pm event
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): woo
[10:43] Miranda Barrowstone: oooh that is big
[10:43] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Raising Lindens for RFL
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): RFL, here at SWF?
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): that’s cool
[10:44] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): There will be Live singers every hour!!
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: its amazing what we can do
[10:44] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): I will re send the Notices for it today
[10:44] Hiroko Nubalo: 🙂
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: okay
[10:44] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): it is on the calander too
[10:44] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): so bring your Lindens
[10:45] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): oooh here, tomorrow? 😀
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ***Woot Woot ***
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: would anyone like to share before I take the stick?
[10:45] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ?? ???? ??
[10:45] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): (@ @)
[10:45] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ….o00o.(_).o00o….
[10:45] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): tomorrow
[10:46] Miranda Barrowstone: okay takes the stick
[10:46] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) tries to nibble the stick as Miranda takes it
[10:46] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda!?
[10:46] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): there won’t be much left of that stick soon, Fina 😛
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone gives Fina a shrimp stick to nibble
[10:47] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: Tala I’m Miranda and I come from Antiquity.
we have 16 sims to swim through, homes available, shopping spaces, mer spots, and active groups.
[10:47] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): :O
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater,
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: Just don’t flash the humans cause they faint.
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: we have a system called TCS. its a craft/trade/rp system that allows you to trade goods with other mers or landers. You can harvest and create things.
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[10:48] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): I have a question
[10:49] Miranda Barrowstone: shoot
[10:49] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Do merfolks have to pay taxes like the landfolks do?
[10:49] Hiroko Nubalo: we pay in shrimpies Seb
[10:49] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): ooh ok.. because I got no golds to give them
[10:49] Miranda Barrowstone: if we did I think it would be to our own rulers.
[10:50] Miranda Barrowstone: oh that… justy raid a sunken ship
[10:50] Miranda Barrowstone: tons of treasure
[10:51] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): ooh ok 🙂
[10:51] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah problem solved
[10:51] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else need the stick?
[10:52] Second Life: Items successfully shared.
[10:52] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): not I, said the cat
[10:53] Vivienne Koisera (Vivien0Koisera Resident): giggles
[10:53] Celtic Infinity pets that cat
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: not I said the tuna
[10:53] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): think we covered all
[10:53] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): mrow~
[10:53] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): pro tip: click my head =^-^=
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: okay then I’ll close us out ?
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: This meeting is now adjourned. Remember our SWF goals:

  • to assist those considering an underwater life
  • to increase awareness in the general public that there is an underwater option
  • to make mer resources (events, projects, groups, retailers, sims, designers) visible and easily accessible
  • to assist, as possible, with the viability of mer resources so they may continue to be available to the community
  • to promote the conservation of rl oceans, lakes and waterways and the nature that relies on them

Now go mingle and explore! Thanks for joining us this day!!

SWF Gathering 16 April 2022

(it started late because of the holiday and we got 5 people at 10:11)

[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Miranda. I will be leading today’s meeting.
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: Safe waters foundation (SWF) is a not-for-profit group supporting the development of harmony and safety for merfolk and aquatics of second life, we bring together designers, retailers, sims, merrow, mermen, mermaids, siren, aquatics and lovers of same.
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: People seem to arrive late and depart early. Please don’t be offended but as leader I will try to keep the meeting going. We don’t repeat things for latecomers – a log is posted on our blog after the meeting. This is not a place for public debate – this is a helpful place. we all help each other slive an aquatic lifestyle.
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Moto
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: Because we usually have good attendance – please take a moment to remove all extra attachments and huds. We’d like you to dress low lag. Big poofy hair and jewelry are big culprits, as are bubbles, script things, huds, and such. If we all cooperate, more merfolk can participate with less crashing. Thank you for your help with this.
[10:13] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Tala. I’m late, didn’t realize what time it was.
[10:13] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Tala Motoko
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: so, how was your week seafolk?
[10:13] Bernice Galtier: ?.•:*…Tala! … *:•.? Motoko
[10:14] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): my week is doing well 🙂
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: thats great ?
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: whats good?
[10:15] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i just found some new Nemissa textures
[10:16] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): that is always a plesure to discover
[10:16] Bernice Galtier: How new? lol
[10:16] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): pleasure()
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: nice
[10:16] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): this combination i’m using now: it’s called Acid ^^
[10:16] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): My week has been alright.
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: are they on market or at a specific store?
[10:17] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): MP…wait i give you the link…one moment
[10:18] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Ok here is the link… take in mind i did a personalization on the textures, adding a red layer that is not normally present: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/PROMO-Misteria-Acid-Skelly-Tail-Base-and-Tattoo-for-Nemissa/22385705
[10:18] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Acid Skelly is the layer name
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: ahh thanks
[10:18] Bernice Galtier: Oh yes, thanks
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Our priority today is support
[10:18] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): You and everyone are welcome
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so the order is my introduction-done, introduce the new folks, sharing questions, ideas, and support to help each other-ie; tails, hair, bodies, AOs, requests, etc, then PSAs and promotion of events, sales or what ever else needs to be shared, then I close us out with our goals, maybe a group hug and picture.

So here we go!!
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: Introductions
If you have brought someone new to this gathering, please introduce them now. If you are new and wish to introduce yourself please do so now.
just click on the podium to sit on it or sit were you are if thats just easier.
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: A very short sentence is all that is needed – for example: hi, I am (your name) and I discovered aquatics (brief description of how you found us) and what I love about being aquatic is (explain here).
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: but I’m guessing no guests today?
[10:20] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): not at the moment :S
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: we can move on
[10:21] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): Nope, no guests today.
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: Questions and support requests
Now – what general questions can we discuss here today? Where do our aquatics need help? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: last week we had a really great q&a session
[10:21] Bernice Galtier: Does anyone know what’s happening with Fantasy Faire?
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: no I really haven’t been paying attention
[10:22] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): no i don’t know
[10:22] Bernice Galtier: I haven’t heard anything at all. We are apparently sponsoring a region and will have a booth or something, but I don’t know any more than that. It starts on Thursday.
[10:23] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): I don’t keep up with shopping events before they happen, but if you’d like me to find out I can do some digging. But I have the same information you do.
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: I can try to ask around
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: maybe chicky knows?
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else need to ask anything?
[10:24] Bernice Galtier: I suppose we will just be surprised. ?
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: okay we can move on.
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: Quick reminders/announcements

Ad boards are awesome because they can help newer merfolk and aquatics find places to swim. If you need mer traffic, please consider renting an ad board.
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: Perks include helping the group and being allowed to post ads in the group twice a day. Add in the fact that anyone can ask for the stick and that is great exposure.
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:27] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Tala Anne
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: tala ?
[10:27] Anne (AnneThePassion Resident): tala
[10:27] AnneThePassion *>en: story
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: and now…
Public service announcements
Now we allow a limited time for publicity. Who has something fun to share? A store, new sim, event, or news? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: so with that said Jewel imed me first so she gets the stick ? its all yours.
[10:30] JewelMermaid Resident: Tala everyone, I am one of the concierge leaders, and we are always looking for new mers and seafolks to be concierges. we need friendly concierges to greet newcomers and newbies and give information that new mers need here at SWF HQ,

Its a good way to meet new people, and hang out with other mers and seafolk, we also work at various events throughout the calendar. If you are interested in joining please IM me.
[10:30] JewelMermaid Resident: The Fantasy Faire starts in 5 days and we need concierges to be there day and night, If you can help, let me know.

thanks everyone
[10:30] JewelMermaid Resident: On a different note, I am the Mer Mall manager and I want to tell you that we have stores that are available right now, They are 250 L per week and you can use 75 prims. I can give more information if requested and I can send you the landmark.

Thank you
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you Jewel
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: any questions for her?
[10:31] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): I’ll ask around and see if any of the dolphins can show up and help out
[10:31] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): ^^
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: cool
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: okay woud anyone else like the stick?
[10:33] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): me please
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on up the stick is yours
[10:34] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): thank you
[10:34] JewelMermaid Resident: yay tam
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:34] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i’m Tamar, mermeid from long time
[10:34] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i would like to share with you something i didn’t saw on any other merfolk
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): but can help a lot our appareal
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): our look
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): are my hair that can react with LL water
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): my hair can be interactive dry or wet
[10:35] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): depending if you are in or outside LL water
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i think can add a more realistic look to a mermaid
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: oh thats neat
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): i give you the MP link
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/9079
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): are Mina Hari
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): that is the brand name
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): there are many models , not everyone is interactive
[10:36] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): you need to check
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: reminds me of Prissy. she used to have hair that stuck up like hair would underwater
[10:37] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): it’s nice to see that, when you come out from the sea, after a time that you can set up, your hair back to dry
[10:37] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): it’s all automatic
[10:37] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): and them come with an hud
[10:37] Anne (AnneThePassion Resident): hooo tendre que probarlos
[10:37] AnneThePassion *>en: hooo I’ll have to try them
[10:37] Bernice Galtier: It’s a good idea.
[10:38] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): because i saw no one here use them, i hope that this tip can help you to look better 🙂
[10:38] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): that’s all
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:38] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): thank you 🙂
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else?
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: okay *takes stick twirls in and bomks her self in the head* ow…
[10:39] Bernice Galtier: Awww
[10:39] Bernice Galtier hands Miranda an ice pack
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: you’d think I’d learn…*rubs head
[10:40] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): ^^
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: okay
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: Tala I’m Miranda and I come from Antiquity.
we have 16 sims to swim through, homes available, shopping spaces, mer spots, and active groups.
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater,
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: but we’re careful around humans because I’ve seen people faint at the sight of an ankle, which we established is around the fluke. yes humans are weird
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: we have a system called TCS. its a craft/trade/rp system that allows you to trade goods with other mers or landers. You can harvest and create things.
[10:42] Miranda Barrowstone: we’re still working on the mer part of it. the main prblem is getting it so mers can breath underwater with it on
[10:43] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else wish to share?
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: if not, we can adjourn early
[10:44] Marion Sopwith (Marion698 Resident): ok
[10:45] JewelMermaid Resident: thanks Miranda
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: ok share or ok adjourn?
[10:45] Motoko Kusanagi (Motoko Takeda): I might be able to give you some ideas about that system or at least how to remedy the air issue. I’ll have to toss you a notecard – being an actual game developer comes in handy.
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: oooh I can put you in touch with our team
[10:46] Miranda Barrowstone: This meeting is now adjourned. Remember our SWF goals:

  • to assist those considering an underwater life
  • to increase awareness in the general public that there is an underwater option
  • to make mer resources (events, projects, groups, retailers, sims, designers) visible and easily accessible
  • to assist, as possible, with the viability of mer resources so they may continue to be available to the community
  • to promote the conservation of rl oceans, lakes and waterways and the nature that relies on them

SWF Gathering 9 April 2022

[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Miranda. I will be leading today’s meeting.
[10:03] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): hello Miranda 🙂
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: yala ?
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: tala even
[10:03] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): one of our mers says that… think it’s Ohora?
[10:03] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): Tala 🙂
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: well the y and t are close together, its bound to happen
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: Safe waters foundation (SWF) is a not-for-profit group supporting the development of harmony and safety for merfolk and aquatics of second life, we bring together designers, retailers, sims, merrow, mermen, mermaids, siren, aquatics and lovers of same.
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: People seem to arrive late and depart early. Please don’t be offended but as leader I will try to keep the meeting going. We don’t repeat things for latecomers – a log is posted on our blog after the meeting. This is not a place for public debate – this is a helpful place. we all help each other slive an aquatic lifestyle.
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: Because we usually have good attendance – please take a moment to remove all extra attachments and huds. We’d like you to dress low lag. Big poofy hair and jewelry are big culprits, as are bubbles, script things, huds, and such. If we all cooperate, more merfolk can participate with less crashing. Thank you for your help with this.
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: so how was your week seafoolk?
[10:06] Bernice Galtier: Quiet, mostly
[10:06] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): tiring =^-^=
[10:06] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): relaxing here XD
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: quiet is good
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: aww sorry Fina, all better now thugh?
[10:06] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yesterday was the tough day, but today I’m kinda being lazy =^-^=
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: sounds good
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: I put my plants out to enjoy the sun and air
[10:07] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): too cold for that in the UK at the moment 🙁
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: will hopfully have really nice blooms to make candy with
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: aww
[10:08] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – mers helping mers – aquatics helping aquatics.
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so the order is my introduction-done, introduce the new folks, sharing questions, ideas, and support to help each other-ie; tails, hair, bodies, AOs, requests, etc, then PSAs and promotion of events, sales or what ever else needs to be shared, then I close us out with our goals, maybe a group hug and picture.
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: So here we go!!
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: Introductions
If you have brought someone new to this gathering, please introduce them now. If you are new and wish to introduce yourself please do so now.
just click on the podium to sit on it or sit were you are if thats just easier.
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: A very short sentence is all that is needed – for example: hi, I am (your name) and I discovered aquatics (brief description of how you found us) and what I love about being aquatic is (explain here).
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: so any new folk here?
[10:11] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): hi, I’m Fina, and I’m new =^-^+
[10:11] Meena (Meena Tison): I am new…my name is Meena
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:11] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome Meena
[10:12] Bernice Galtier: tala Meena
[10:12] Meena (Meena Tison): thank you
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: fina my memory isn’t that bad lol
[10:12] Keena Pfalz: welcome Meena and fina, smile
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: so what brought you to this magic world?
[10:13] Meena (Meena Tison): thank you for the warm welcome….I wanted to rp in a friendly environment. I also have been fascinated by mermaid lore and thought sl would be a great way to learn more about it.
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: sweet, one of the cool things is you can also add your own flair too it.
[10:14] Meena (Meena Tison): i agree
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome again and lets move on to q&a
[10:14] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Tala everyone 🙂
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
[10:15] Keena Pfalz: Tala tama
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: Questions and support requests
Now – what general questions can we discuss here today? Where do our aquatics need help? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:15] Bernice Galtier: Tala Tamarushka
[10:16] Keena Pfalz: I have a quest
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: like for example “I need help finding an AO to work with the tail I have” or “I need a tail”
[10:16] Keena Pfalz: do I need the stick?
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: you can swim up here and ask
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah hands you the stick
[10:17] Keena Pfalz: thank you
[10:17] Keena Pfalz: head to the podium
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: so whats up?
[10:18] Keena Pfalz: I have a probelm with an animation, its seems I am stuck in it
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: how so?
[10:18] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): what kind of animation’
[10:18] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): ?
[10:19] Keena Pfalz: Its a danceanimation, and its going on and on
[10:19] Keena Pfalz: whatever I do
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: well we don’t see it right now… could it be local?
[10:20] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): If you have an animation that won’t stop, if you go to the menu in your viewer, then Avatar > Avatar Health> Stop Animations & Revoke Permissions. It will stop all animations attached to you and that belong to others that are active on your 🙂
[10:20] Keena Pfalz: not local its work everywhere, right now this podium overraid it
[10:20] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Avatar—Avatar health—Stop Avatar Animations and Revoke Permissions
[10:20] Keena Pfalz: yes Tama, I did that hundered of times, only works shortley
[10:20] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yeah, sometimes certain animations aren’t properly stopped and they’ll keep on playing
[10:21] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): try the stop animations and revoke permissions thing
[10:21] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): Keena i saw you before you went on the podium and you no was dancing
[10:21] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): are you sure it’s not local on your viewer?
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah my alt has that issue and have to reset her skelton and animation every log in
[10:21] Keena Pfalz: I not dancing if I swim
[10:21] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): ok
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: its the item attached to her spine
[10:22] ?ßï?h šupr?m? ??????? (BiahDne Resident): ola
[10:22] BiahDne pt>en: Hello
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: it doesn’t have the animation but it triggers it on log in
[10:22] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): animations are weird in SL
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: is anything attacked to your spine?
[10:22] Keena Pfalz: let me look
[10:23] Keena Pfalz: NOW, its started
[10:23] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): not only does the script have to request permission, they also fight with each other when playing simultaneously
[10:23] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): than try to save your viewr settings and your actual outfit, from the dev menu try to reset to the character test
[10:23] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): delete your viewr cache and your viever inventory cache
[10:23] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): and relog
[10:24] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): if you problem is fixed, then reload first your settings
[10:24] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): cache will not fix an animation issue.
[10:24] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): then your outfit
[10:24] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): is that from an AO?
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: it seemed to have stopped
[10:24] Keena Pfalz: not my ao, my dance animations is single ones
[10:24] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): what Tamarushka said is too advanced and I wouldn’t do that
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: oh nope I’m wrong
[10:25] Hiroko Nubalo: can try appearance/reset/skeleton also
[10:25] Keena Pfalz: I already tried charcter test
[10:25] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): something is triggering the dance animation
[10:25] Tamarushka (Tamara Czervik): she need to delete chace not to fix the animation issue but to force the viewer to re dowload all from LL database
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah thats what I do on my alt
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Ohora
[10:25] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): I would like to ask a question if its ok
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: neve is next, then I’ll call on you
[10:26] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): ok
[10:26] Keena Pfalz: give back the stick
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:26] Keena Pfalz: thank you all
[10:26] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala everyone
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: ok Neve
[10:26] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): Tala 🙂
[10:27] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): hello everyone, I’m Neve 🙂 My question is about Mer Dances. I’d like to find some good traditional mer dances, and also some bento mer dances. Does anyone know a good shop I could go to, please? 🙂
[10:27] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Sorry it took a little while to find this meeting
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: its cool get comfy
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: thinking…
[10:28] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I have this from the notecard of a mer dance party I hosted for a RP sim:
[10:28] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): DANCES:
Synced mer single dances

  • KH (Kami-Hitoe)
  • 5J (pulled from my AO)
    Mer couple dances (put out dance balls individually)
  • SOS
  • Gor-Jus
    [10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: the only place I know is kamiltoe
    [10:28] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Thank you Fina! <3
    [10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: oh kami-hitoe
    [10:29] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Does anyone know if KH now has bento tail dances too? 🙂
    [10:29] Bernice Galtier: SOS has mermaid dances.
    [10:29] Bernice Galtier: I don’t know of any bento ones
    [10:29] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): fantastic! 🙂
    [10:29] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): the 5J stand animations are extremely dance-y, so I pulled them from my AO and put them in a dance ball
    [10:29] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): does anyone have landmarks for the shops they could drop to me, please? 🙂
    [10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: abermations has bento but I dunnot if they can work with mertails
    [10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah I’ll see what I got. though I think my kami one is outdatred
    [10:30] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Thank you very much everyone, giving the stick back
    [10:30] Bernice Galtier: I think SOS is only on marketplace now
    [10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): hmm for some reason I don’t
    [10:31] Second Life: Items successfully shared.
    [10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): SOS is only on MP yeah
    [10:31] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Ty I was wondering about mer dances as well
    [10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: ok rei? yer turn
    [10:31] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): I just had a question
    [10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah its question time
    [10:32] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): sometime this summer I’m planning to do a little mermaid movie was wondering if it was possible to one day do a scene here
    [10:32] kiyoko Hoover Gasperyie (SariMyen Resident): ui
    [10:33] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): last year I did a murder mystery in the desert town of mother road it was a pretty fun project you can see it on my flickr page
    [10:33] kiyoko Hoover Gasperyie (SariMyen Resident): gostei da ideia
    [10:33] Dana Enyo: Kewl!
    [10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: that’d be fun
    [10:33] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): I saw that Rei!
    [10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: need extras?
    [10:33] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): yeah neve? turned out ok?
    [10:33] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): I do
    [10:33] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): need extras
    [10:34] kiyoko Hoover Gasperyie (SariMyen Resident): mais tereia que fazer uma celeção pro personagem?
    [10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: sweet. you can always annpounce in protions when ready. just lemme know what you need, I’ll help make it happen
    [10:34] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): but I figured it might also be a great way to promote swf as well I give credit to all places I film in
    [10:34] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): I’m interested as well Rei please
    [10:35] kiyoko Hoover Gasperyie (SariMyen Resident): ?
    [10:35] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): Ok Ohora 🙂
    [10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: just remember to hit me with a notecard because I cap
    [10:36] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): ok
    [10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you for your questions.

Quick reminders/announcements
[10:36] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Wonderful
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: Ad boards are awesome because they can help newer merfolk and aquatics find places to swim. If you need mer traffic, please consider renting an ad board.
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: Perks include helping the group and being allowed to post ads in the group twice a day. Add in the fact that anyone can ask for the stick and that is great exposure.
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: and now…
Public service announcements
Now we allow a limited time for publicity. Who has something fun to share? A store, new sim, event, or news? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:39] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Oh I plan to go to the mer mall after this meeting
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: ?
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: ok Neve
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: the stick is yours
[10:40] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): takes the stick
[10:40] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Thanks Miranda 😀
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: ((I just heaard thunder
[10:40] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): I just wanted to share a new RP sim that has two and a half regions of underwater space!
[10:41] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): It’s called The Mystic Realms, it’s open to all and they have a really friendly group of players with a discord that’s very active! All are welcome, and all players are able to shape the lore and even the environment through roleplay.
[10:41] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): They have an adboard here, but if anyone would like a landmark to the landing zone – please let me know and I’ll send it across 🙂
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:42] Dana Enyo: Its’ on the HANGOUTS page on the Website too
[10:42] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): My store, mermade, has a gift of a Nemissa tail applier at the landing zone than you can pick up for free 🙂
[10:42] Keena Pfalz: I would have that LM, Neve
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ***Woot Woot ***
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): oop
[10:42] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): * hands back the stick* Thanks all <3
[10:42] Keena Pfalz: sorry, disupted you
[10:43] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Please hop in my IM if you’d like the landmark 🙂
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): does thunder mean you might lose connection?
[10:43] Dana Enyo: Hi all!
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): woot hi Dana =^-^=
[10:43] Dana Enyo: Miranda is on a “watering plants” break for a minute
[10:43] Miranda Barrowstone: (back) thank you Neve
[10:43] Dana Enyo: and she’s back!
[10:43] Dana Enyo: This is mainly for those with bento tails, or if maybe you’re thinking of one, or have a friend who is…
[10:44] Dana Enyo: I’m wearing what can be a fun enhancement to your tail. Best part is that it costs NOTHING to use with your bento tail.
[10:44] Dana Enyo: You can use any mer AO. Mine happens to be a Kami-Hitoe, but even a freebie will work. The AO gives you your swim/float/sit anims.
[10:44] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala Dana
[10:44] Dana Enyo: The gadget is called the BENTO – ENHANCED TAIL. It is FREE here:
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Bento-Enhanced-Tail/14142815
[10:45] Dana Enyo: It actually comes with a long puppy tail, which we don’t use.
[10:45] Dana Enyo: The HUD has several different tail anims. It doesn’t know or care that your tail is a mer. Some of the anims don’t work, but several are great.
[10:45] Dana Enyo: Let me demo a moment
[10:45] Keena Pfalz: Its time for me depart, have a good time all
[10:45] Dana Enyo: this is the FISH one
[10:45] Dana Enyo: this is PUPPY
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: lusa em Keena
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ooh a boat
[10:45] ???? ???? (AkemiKiyomizu Resident): Oh this is cool, thanks Dana!
[10:45] Dana Enyo: Kitten
[10:46] Dana Enyo: (the somersault is my AO, not the gadget)
[10:46] Dana Enyo: this is a horse one
[10:46] Dana Enyo: there are several more, but this is my fav for fun
[10:46] Dana Enyo: This is “doggy with bone.” I call it HORNY MER.
[10:47] Dana Enyo: You can try it with the free OpenMerTail
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone covers eyes
[10:47] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): HeHeHeHeHeHe
[10:47] Dana Enyo: If you don’t have a bento tail, get it for free at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/OpenMerTail-Fullperm-Bento-Mermaid-Tail/21708550
[10:47] Munin (darm.yaffle): rawrs!
[10:47] Dana Enyo: Or buy one from my shop, or Jewel, or any other texturing creator.
[10:47] Dana Enyo: Its’ fun to play with! And FREE.
[10:47] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ooh one of our hangouts just arrived
[10:47] Dana Enyo: That’s it! Thanks!
[10:47] Sushi (aurora.jarvinen): haha Fina
[10:48] Munin (darm.yaffle): xD
[10:48] Sushi (aurora.jarvinen): tala friends
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: Fina yer up
[10:48] Munin (darm.yaffle): Tala all
[10:48] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): YAY!!!!
[10:48] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): oh I lost my NC
[10:48] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): oh there it is
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:49] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) scratches the podium
[10:49] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Every Tuesday 12-2pm, Creations Park holds a mer costume party and contest. We have two lovely performers, Arisia Vita on piano and Lifearose singing. We’ve also recently started running trivia during this event, hosted by everyone’s favorite trivia cat! =^-^=
[10:49] Bernice Galtier: That podium’s going to be matchsticks when you get through with it
[10:49] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^-^=
[10:49] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Creations Park is partnered with Team Fox (the Michael J Fox Foundation), and all donations go towards research for Parkinson’s Disease.
[10:49] Dana Enyo: Best trivia EVER
[10:49] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): This coming Tuesday’s theme is…
[10:49] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Easter!
[10:50] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Come dressed for Easter, and enjoy music and themed trivia – find out what pancakes have got to do with Easter, which country REALLY hates the Easter Bunny, and more!
[10:50] Jacon Cortes de Bexar (Jacon Cortes) is online.
[10:50] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): If you are free then, hope to see you there! LMs available for any interested on request (IM me)! =^-^=
[10:50] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Also, from 2022, Creations Park is a SWF Partner (we’re actually the very first SWF Partner), so you can surf on to our lovely sim from SWF easily via our adboard or Partners Portal!
[10:50] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) nibbles the stick
[10:51] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): rawr~
[10:51] Munin (darm.yaffle): hey thats my job!
[10:51] Munin (darm.yaffle): xD
[10:51] Miranda Barrowstone: -=giggles=-
[10:51] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): get in the water then
[10:51] Munin (darm.yaffle): i’m perching….
[10:51] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) reluctantly gives the nibbled stick back
[10:51] Miranda Barrowstone holds out a bug chewy stick
[10:52] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^.^= Nahm Nahm Nahm!
[10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: okay would anyone like to share before me?
[10:52] Sushi (aurora.jarvinen): i have a SWF logo flag for anyone who likes, plz IM
[10:53] Sushi (aurora.jarvinen): its on my boat atm
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: fun
[10:53] Rei (Nyrei Glendale): have to go have a great weekend everyone
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: lusa em
[10:53] Meena (Meena Tison): me too…thank you for this meeting
[10:53] Bernice Galtier: lusa em Rei
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: ok takes the nibbled stick
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: Tala I’m Miranda and I come from Antiquity.
we have 16 sims to swim through, homes available, shopping spaces, mer spots, and active groups.
[10:54] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater,
[10:54] Miranda Barrowstone: Just don’t flash the humans cause they faint.
[10:54] Miranda Barrowstone: we have a system called TCS. its a craft/trade/rp system that allows you to trade goods with other mers or landers. You can harvest and create things.
[10:55] Miranda Barrowstone: we’re also looking for mer animators…
[10:55] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[10:56] Miranda Barrowstone: so would anyone else like to share?
[10:56] Miranda Barrowstone: if not we can adjorn
[10:57] Munin (darm.yaffle): rawr
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: ok ?
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: This meeting is now adjourned. Remember our SWF goals:

  • to assist those considering an underwater life
  • to increase awareness in the general public that there is an underwater option
  • to make mer resources (events, projects, groups, retailers, sims, designers) visible and easily accessible
  • to assist, as possible, with the viability of mer resources so they may continue to be available to the community
  • to promote the conservation of rl oceans, lakes and waterways and the nature that relies on them

Now go mingle and explore! Thanks for joining us this day!!

SWF Gathering 19 March 2022

[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Miranda. I will be leading today’s meeting.
[10:05] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda
[10:05] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: Safe waters foundation (SWF) is a not-for-profit group supporting the development of harmony and safety for merfolk and aquatics of second life, we bring together designers, retailers, sims, merrow, mermen, mermaids, siren, aquatics and lovers of same.
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: People seem to arrive late and depart early. Please don’t be offended but as leader I will try to keep the meeting going. We don’t repeat things for latecomers – a log is posted on our blog after the meeting. This is not a place for public debate – this is a helpful place. we all help each other slive an aquatic lifestyle.
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: Because we usually have good attendance – please take a moment to remove all extra attachments and huds. We’d like you to dress low lag. Big poofy hair and jewelry are big culprits, as are bubbles, script things, huds, and such. If we all cooperate, more merfolk can participate with less crashing. Thank you for your help with this.
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: so how was your week merfolk?
[10:07] Celtic Infinity: It was great, thanks! How was yours, Miranda?
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: warmin’ up
[10:07] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): tiring =^-^= busy weekend!
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: with a relaspe next week.
[10:07] Celtic Infinity: Thank goodness!
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: but was able to get some gardening in.
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: so yay
[10:08] Celtic Infinity: Nice!
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else?
[10:08] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) thinks she has slight sinusitis
[10:08] Celtic Infinity: awwww
[10:08] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I went for a RL swim earlier, and it hurt when I went below the surface
[10:08] Celtic Infinity: I hope you feel better soon, Fina!
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: oooh get a humidifer going hun
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: it works wonders
[10:09] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): okies
[10:09] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): Good day here to be inside…starting to rain!
[10:09] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I’ll check it out
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: lol its raining here too kinda
[10:09] Celtic Infinity: here too
[10:10] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): For a change, England is sunny
[10:10] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): glad i am not only one!
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: okay moving on… our cheif weapons are surprise..
[10:10] Bernice Galtier: hahahaha
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: oh wait sorry wrong notes
[10:10] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): giggles
[10:10] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Weapons?
[10:10] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) perks up at the mention of weapons
[10:10] Celtic Infinity: lol
[10:10] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): does an eel count as a weapon?
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: yes most people aren’t expect them
[10:11] Bernice Galtier: Only if it’s an electric one
[10:11] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): an electric one does
[10:11] Celtic Infinity: I did not expect that!
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: worse wwe have the comfy chair
[10:11] Bernice Galtier: These chairs are NOT comfy
[10:11] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Ohora 🙂
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support -we all help each other in this crazy virtual world
[10:11] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): yep and they lost their animation too
[10:11] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): can use better sit animations for sure
[10:12] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Tandigon 🙂
[10:12] Celtic Infinity: “any” sit animation
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: the comfy ones are back in our torture chamber
[10:12] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): AHH
[10:12] Julie Starr (Dallas Kaur): torture chamber?
[10:12] Celtic Infinity pokes Miranda with a cusion
[10:12] Celtic Infinity: cushion
[10:12] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): good to know
[10:12] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) curls up on chair
[10:12] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): SWF is heading in a different direction? Weapons, Torture Chamber?
[10:12] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): takes note
[10:12] Tandigon Resident: Tala Celtic
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:12] Marion698 Resident: tala tandigon:)
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so the order is my introduction-done, introduce the new folks, sharing questions, ideas, and support to help each other-ie; tails, hair, bodies, AOs, requests, etc, then PSAs and promotion of events, sales or what ever else needs to be shared, then I close us out with our goals, maybe a group hug and picture.

So here we go!!
[10:12] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala everyone
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
[10:13] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): ~Tala~
[10:13] Julie Starr (Dallas Kaur): Tala everone
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: Introductions
If you have brought someone new to this gathering, please introduce them now. If you are new and wish to introduce yourself please do so now.
just click on the podium to sit on it or sit were you are if thats just easier.
[10:14] Hiroko Nubalo: nudges Spooky
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: A very short sentence is all that is needed – for example: hi, I am (your name) and I discovered aquatics (brief description of how you found us) and what I love about being aquatic is (explain here).
[10:14] Julie Starr (Dallas Kaur): I’m brand new, drakos helped me a great deal getting here
[10:14] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to Safe Waters, Julie!
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome, tell us a bit about yourself
[10:14] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): >><>TalaOo
[10:14] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): Julie an welcome
[10:14] Julie Starr (Dallas Kaur): Tala and thank you
[10:14] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Welcome Julie 🙂
[10:14] Hiroko Nubalo: Drako helped you?…and u still have body parts?…..just kidding…:)
[10:15] Julie Starr (Dallas Kaur): giggles
[10:15] Bernice Galtier: lol
[10:15] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): shoked you dont have 8 legs
[10:15] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): Welcome Julie smiles
[10:15] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Welcome Julie
[10:15] Miss Jj (Jj Yowahoshi) is offline.
[10:15] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): shocked*
[10:15] Julie Starr (Dallas Kaur): He bought what I am wearing and I thought it was very kind of him to do.
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: awww sweet
[10:15] Soursha (Soursha Giacobini): Welcome, Julie!
[10:16] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): Drakos the best friend to have
[10:16] Julie Starr (Dallas Kaur): thank you for being so welcoming 🙂
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: you’re very welcome
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else?
[10:16] Spooky (spookyjason Resident): I’m new too, thanks everyone for having me here 🙂 i’m just a simple thalassophile wandering into this magical place, thanks to Hiroko for helping to teach me what I know so far about the culture! Happy to be here!
[10:17] Soursha (Soursha Giacobini): Welcome Spooky!
[10:17] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): Welcome Spooky….nice to meet you
[10:17] Julie Starr (Dallas Kaur): welcome Spooky 🙂
[10:17] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to you both! 🙂
[10:17] Camilla Patience Maskelyne (Camilla Maskelyne) is online.
[10:17] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): giggles
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome! whats a talassophile?
[10:17] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Welcome Spooky
[10:17] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): welcome Spooky
[10:17] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): sea lover
[10:17] Soursha (Soursha Giacobini): Lover of the sea
[10:17] Hiroko Nubalo: i sent him the Mer Matting Manual
[10:17] Spooky (spookyjason Resident): it’s amazing
[10:17] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident) gigglesnorts
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: ah ok
[10:18] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): i love that book
[10:18] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) reaches out a paw for a copy too
[10:18] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark) is online.
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah mom doesn’t let me read that
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you and welcome to you both.
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: Questions and support requests
Now – what general questions can we discuss here today? Where do our aquatics need help? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:19] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Lol I have a copy at home
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: If you would like to ask question or put forth support ideas – please im me now.
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: a good example would be like when someone asks about good as for their tail or something like that
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: AOs*
[10:21] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): if anyone uses the 5J AO and it starts exploding, let me know, I have a fix for it =^-^=
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: nice job Fina
[10:22] Marion698 Resident: great fine i need that fix!
[10:22] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) passes Marion a NC
[10:23] Marion698 Resident: thank you fina:)
[10:23] Celtic Infinity claps for Fina
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: okay anyone else?
[10:24] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): not I, said the cat
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: ookay. perhaps we move on to PSA then.
[10:24] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Nor I
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you Fina
[10:25] Hiroko Nubalo: Claps. for Fina
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: Quick reminders/announcements
[10:25] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): wooooooo Fina
[10:25] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): >><>TalaOo
[10:25] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): chicky
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: Ad boards are awesome because they can help newer merfolk and aquatics find places to swim. If you need mer traffic, please consider renting an ad board.
[10:26] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ~Tala~
[10:26] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Sweete
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Chicky
[10:26] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): im late all.
[10:26] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): I’m Sorry. ???
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: its cool
[10:26] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ??????????
[10:26] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Miranda and everyone.
[10:26] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): better late then never!
[10:26] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ? ???? ?
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: you’ll be here for the memorial?
[10:26] Echo (JessicaRubyRabbit Resident): Tala Chicka
[10:26] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yes
[10:26] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yesssssss….
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: Perks include helping the group and being allowed to post ads in the group twice a day. Add in the fact that anyone can ask for the stick and that is great exposure.
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:27] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): waves toecho
[10:27] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala Chicky
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.
[10:27] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yala ohora
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: and now…
Public service announcements
Now we allow a limited time for publicity. Who has something fun to share? A store, new sim, event, or news? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: If you would like do a little aquatic public announcement – please im me now and I will let you know when it is your turn
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: our first speaker is Fina
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on up Boo
[10:30] Celtic Infinity cheers for Fina
[10:30] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: oooh nice pirate putfit today
[10:30] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) scratches the podium =^-^=
[10:30] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): okies my announcement is the usual
[10:30] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): and it’s pretyped
[10:30] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so this won’t take long at all =^-^=
[10:30] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Every Tuesday 12-2pm, Creations Park holds a mer costume party and contest. We have two lovely performers, Arisia Vita on piano and Lifearose singing. We’ve also recently started running trivia during this event, hosted by everyone’s favorite trivia cat! =^-^=. Creations Park is partnered with Team Fox (the Michael J Fox Foundation), and all donations go towards research for Parkinson’s Disease.
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): This coming Tuesday’s theme is…
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): CIRCUS MER!
[10:31] Hiroko Nubalo: FUN!!!
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Come in your most colorful, showy outfits and enjoy music and circus themed trivia (which I haven’t started on yet…)! If you are free then, hope to see you there! LMs available for any interested on request (IM me)! =^-^=
[10:31] Celtic Infinity: Nice 🙂
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Also, from 2022, Creations Park is a SWF Partner (actually the very first SWF Partner), so you can surf on to our lovely sim from SWF easily!
[10:31] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): I was just there few days ago
[10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): =^-^=
[10:31] Hiroko Nubalo: < can juggle shrimp [10:31] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): was it last tues? [10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I remember you were there for St Paddys week [10:32] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): this past tues [10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): but anyways… that’s all from me =^-^= [10:32] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): YAS!!! [10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): if you’re free, come on down! [10:32] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): an fun too [10:32] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): apologies all. I need to run to RLfor a bit. xx [10:32] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) scratches the podium a bit more before returning Miranda the stick [10:32] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): drakos [10:32] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): ~~Lusa Em~~ [10:32] Hiroko Nubalo: Laters Draks [10:32] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): lusa em…?? ? °bids you Safe Waters° ? ?? [10:33] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): *…Lusa Em… * all [10:33] Julie Starr (Dallas Kaur): take care drakos, and thank you [10:33] Bernice Galtier: Lusa em Drakos [10:33] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): drakos [10:33] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): tc drakos [10:33] Celtic Infinity: Lusa em, Drakos! [10:33] Hiroko Nubalo: anyone like a shrimp, click the tray i am holding…:) [10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: okay anyone else need the stick? [10:33] Bernice Galtier: Sometimes you feel like a shrimp… [10:33] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): me…taps the tray [10:33] Hiroko Nubalo: laughs [10:33] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) reaches out a paw for shrimpies [10:33] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ? Thank Youuuuuuuuuu!! ? [10:34] Second Life: MY SHRIMP TRAY owned by Hiroko Nubalo gave you ‘HAVE A SHRIMP!’ ( Union Passage (47,225,4) ). [10:34] Soursha (Soursha Giacobini): OOh. Thank you! [10:34] Miranda Barrowstone sends an octopus to grab the shrimp for her “persu” [10:34] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): no eel…my shrimp… [10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: Chicky bo has the stick [10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on up cHI [10:35] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale) is online. [10:35] Celtic Infinity claps for Chicky [10:35] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): ~YAY!!! \ (@o@)/ / YAY!!!~ [10:35] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Welcome everyone is good to see you all here. [10:36] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): There are 2 events going on ..The Guild & The TLC Event is celebrating. Both events are in the calander. [10:37] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark) says in mermish Nulma [10:37] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Gotta Nulma (NOOL-mah): Love shopping!! [10:37] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Welcome Chicky [10:38] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): <–loves shopping …bank account dont like me shopping though [10:38] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Selena has been doing a great job with the hangouts and we have updated the SWF Hangouts again. Please get a new copy from the kiosk. or check them out in the SWF Portal HUB. [10:38] Hiroko Nubalo: Kudos to Selena!!! [10:38] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Today at 11:30 we will Celebrate the Life of JasElm Mertel. [10:39] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): You are all invited to come and share. then we will dance for her !! [10:39] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ? Thank Youuuuuuuuuu!! ? [10:39] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Miranda [10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you Chicky. [10:39] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): smiles [10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: would any one else like to share? [10:40] JewelMermaid Resident: yes [10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: swim on up [10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: the stick is yours [10:40] Celtic Infinity claps for Jewel [10:40] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE
[10:40] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Jewel ..Officer Jewel now
[10:40] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): I’m truly sorry that I never got to know JasElm
[10:41] JewelMermaid Resident: was anyone else caught off guard by sl time jumping forward an hour?
[10:41] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I was =^-^= missed a trivia event by exactly one hour because of it
[10:41] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): did not notice
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: my clocks set auto so I don’t notice
[10:41] JewelMermaid Resident: i was late to this meeting because of it
[10:42] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): so I got even less sleep…..
[10:42] Soursha (Soursha Giacobini): I’m faiarly disconnected from what SL time is by comparison to local time anyway. I didn’t notice it’d changed at all 🙂
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I’m in a region with no daylight savings
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so… my time doesn’t change, BUT SL time does
[10:42] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): need to get rid of it!!!
[10:42] Hiroko Nubalo: its always 5 o clock somewhere
[10:42] JewelMermaid Resident: did america changes to summertime hours?
[10:42] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so basically it’s an hour earlier than usual
[10:42] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ugh
[10:43] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): yeah it changed like… the Sun just before st paddys
[10:43] JewelMermaid Resident: ok
[10:43] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): I wasn’t caught off guard but I live in California irl
[10:43] JewelMermaid Resident: also
[10:43] JewelMermaid Resident: Tala everyone, I am one of the concierge leaders, and we are always looking for new mers and seafolks to be concierges. we need friendly concierges to greet newcomers and newbies and give information that new mers need here at SWF HQ,

Its a good way to meet new people, and hang out with other mers and seafolk, we also work at various events throughout the calendar. If you are interested in joining please IM me.

There will be a concierge meeting tomorrow at 10am here. I hope some of you can attend to find out more.

thanks everyone
[10:44] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): \o/ \o/ \o/
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: congress passed it that they ending it, so it just needs to get signed I think
[10:44] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): We will need more to help with Fantasy Faire too
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): that’s gonna be real confusing
[10:44] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): Great time to be a volunteer!!!
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): USA might be okay, but…
[10:44] Hiroko Nubalo: i read they tried keeping it, once
[10:44] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): Europe is going to be the problem =^-^=
[10:45] Hiroko Nubalo: kids where gettin clipped on the way to shcool
[10:45] JewelMermaid Resident: chicky should people wear black to go to the memorial?
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): imagine some keep some abolish
[10:45] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): I think we should wear lots of color!!!
[10:45] JewelMermaid Resident: ok
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): not sure about official directive but I vote no
[10:45] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): We are celebrating her Life.!!
[10:45] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): come as mer as you can
[10:46] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): I just saw the notice go out in FF group chat
[10:46] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Cool
[10:46] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): so we’re going to have other people in addition to us mers
[10:46] Miss Jj (Jj Yowahoshi) is online.
[10:46] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): nods
[10:46] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi): leggers, centaurs etc
[10:48] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): She touched many lives here in SL
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: aye.
[10:48] ? Sweete ? (sweete Viper): wb drakos
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: so normal dress is okay? I don’t have anything black?
[10:48] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yes, of course
[10:48] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): look at me..im all colorful
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: sweet thanks
[10:49] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala Drakos wb
[10:49] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): wb drakos
[10:49] Miranda Barrowstone: okay who else would like to share before I take my turn?
[10:50] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): If you have a share for the Memorial….Please write it down and be ready to share.
[10:50] Miranda Barrowstone: okey dokey Chi
[10:50] Miranda Barrowstone takes the stick
[10:51] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): /appp for Miranda
[10:51] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda ?
[10:51] Miranda Barrowstone: Tala I’m Miranda and I come from Antiquity.
we have 16 sims to swim through, homes available, shopping spaces, mer spots, and active groups.
[10:51] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE
[10:51] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater,
[10:51] Miranda Barrowstone: Just don’t flash the humans cause they faint.
[10:52] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): AAH!
[10:52] Julie Starr (Dallas Kaur): chuckles
[10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: we have a system called TCS. its a craft/trade/rp system that allows you to trade goods with other mers or landers. You can harvest and create things.
[10:52] Hiroko Nubalo: covers Drakos eyes with her fin
[10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:52] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Lol
[10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ?
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: ok any more more shares, business or Monty Python sketches?
[10:53] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Good meeting today
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: aye
[10:53] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): yes!!
[10:53] F??? ?? (Sapphira Franizzi) looks for a shrubbery to nibble
[10:54] Julie Starr (Dallas Kaur): I would do the silly walk but…….I have fins 🙂
[10:54] Chickaboo (JustaChicky Goldshark): ?* ????? ! *? ?? ?
[10:54] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Lol
[10:54] Miranda Barrowstone: do a silly swim
[10:54] Miranda Barrowstone: Norweigan blues really like it
[10:55] Miranda Barrowstone: This meeting is now adjourned. Remember our SWF goals:

  • to assist those considering an underwater life
  • to increase awareness in the general public that there is an underwater option
  • to make mer resources (events, projects, groups, retailers, sims, designers) visible and easily accessible
  • to assist, as possible, with the viability of mer resources so they may continue to be available to the community
  • to promote the conservation of rl oceans, lakes and waterways and the nature that relies on them

Now go mingle and explore! Thanks for joining us this day!!

SWF Gathering 12 March 2022

(Webmerstress note: Part of this transcript is struck out. I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to figure out why, but in the meantime, please note that is should NOT be struck out!)

[10:00] Miranda Barrowstone: tala all
[10:00] Celtic Infinity waves
[10:00] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Miranda. I will be leading today’s meeting.
[10:00] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): >><>TalaOo
[10:00] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): Miranda
[10:00] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda!!♥♥♥
[10:00] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen) claps!
[10:01] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident): ° <º))))>< ~ Tαlα ~ ><((((º> °
[10:01] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:01] Miranda Barrowstone: Safe waters foundation (SWF) is a not-for-profit group supporting the development of harmony and safety for merfolk and aquatics of second life, we bring together designers, retailers, sims, merrow, mermen, mermaids, siren, aquatics and lovers of same.
[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: People seem to arrive late and depart early. Please don’t be offended but as leader I will try to keep the meeting going. We don’t repeat things for latecomers – a log is posted on our blog after the meeting. This is not a place for public debate – this is a helpful place. we all help each other slive an aquatic lifestyle.
[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: Because we usually have good attendance – please take a moment to remove all extra attachments and huds. We’d like you to dress low lag. Big poofy hair and jewelry are big culprits, as are bubbles, script things, huds, and such. If we all cooperate, more merfolk can participate with less crashing. Thank you for your help with this.
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: so how was yer week seafolk?
[10:03] Celtic Infinity: It was good, thanks! How was yours, Miranda?
[10:03] Dana Enyo: Great and busy!
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: not bad, food coma friday.
[10:03] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen): swam a lot this week 🙂
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: nice
[10:04] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Cassie and Maelstrom 🙂
[10:04] Cassie (CassandraMiddles Resident) waves <3 [10:04] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): ~~>>Tala [10:04] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): cassie [10:05] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Stelonis 🙂 [10:06] Stelonis (Nonsemm Resident): Tala [10:06] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): ~Tala~ [10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: so our priority today is support. we all help each other enjoy the underseas. [10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so the order is my introduction-done, introduce the new folks, sharing questions, ideas, and support to help each other-ie; tails, hair, bodies, AOs, requests, etc, PSAs and promotion of events, sales or what ever else needs to be shared, then I close us out with our goals, maybe a group hug and picture. [10:07] LunaHolmes23 Resident: aww [10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: so here we go ㋡ [10:08] Celtic Infinity buckles up [10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: we actually did a group picture once that was cool [10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: Introductions If you have brought someone new to this gathering, please introduce them now. If you are new and wish to introduce yourself please do so now. just click on the podium to sit on it r sit were you are if thats just easier. [10:08] ᴊᴀᴇʟ ᴄᴏʟʟɪɴɢᴡᴏᴏᴅ-Hαυʂɱαɳɳ (JaelTrinity Resident) is online. [10:09] Clarence the Crosseyed Lion (binghamton Resident): my partners Desi could not make it, but she is new [10:09] Cassie (CassandraMiddles Resident) lifts hand as new, introduced to this sim by maelstrom and azaiya [10:09] LunaHolmes23 Resident: well ive never been to any of the meetings and this is my first time dont know if that counts as new heheh [10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: ah we’ll we’ll save a spot for her when she comes [10:09] LunaHolmes23 Resident: but i just turned into a mermaid this past year [10:09] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen): on [10:10] Alexis Crisp: I am also technically new 🙂 I’m Alexis and own Crisp Estates, a sponsor of Safe Waters <3 tala, waves 🙂 [10:10] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to the fold, Luna 🙂 [10:10] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): Welcome Luna! [10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: Cassi! sweet, you’ll be forst for PSA and promotion [10:10] LunaHolmes23 Resident: ~~Tala~~ [10:10] LunaHolmes23 Resident: yall! [10:10] LunaHolmes23 Resident: IM Luna 😉 [10:10] Cassie (CassandraMiddles Resident): Thank you <3 [10:10] LunaHolmes23 Resident: and thank you [10:10] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to Safe Waters, Cassie and Luna 🙂 [10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: but why not talk about you? A very short sentence is all that is needed – for example: hi, I am (your name) and I discovered aquatics (brief description of how you found us) and what I love about being aquatic is (explain here). [10:10] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): ~Շαℓα~ [10:10] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): all [10:10] Stelonis (Nonsemm Resident): Tala indigo [10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: if you’re cool with that [10:11] Bunny Eclipse (Moon Heartsong): lag is going up [10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: tala Indigo [10:11] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Indigo 🙂 [10:11] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident): Tala Indigo [10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: same, I’m having trouble typing [10:11] Clarence the Crosseyed Lion (binghamton Resident): i have removed my huds… I [10:12] Clarence the Crosseyed Lion (binghamton Resident): m down to 18,000 complexity [10:12] Celtic Infinity: I have also removed Clarence’s huds. 🙂 [10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: good on ya. wow [10:12] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): <><>TalaOo
[10:15] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident): I was visiting Cassies beautiful Waters yesterday and I swam into Cassie, Stelonis and Indigo, who brought me here…TY for that
[10:15] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): Ohora
[10:15] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): Hi Ohora 🙂
[10:16] Celtic Infinity cheers
[10:16] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi) blows bubble hearts to Ava
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone claps for the 3
[10:16] Stelonis (Nonsemm Resident): you’re very welcome ava 🙂
[10:16] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident): ^^
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: good job folks
[10:16] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): 🙂
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you and welcome to all of you, Let’s move on to next part of this meeting.
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: Questions and support requests
Now – what general questions can we discuss here today? Where do our aquatics need help? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: If you would like to ask question or put forth support ideas – please im me now.
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: Some discussion is great – but please quickly offer to give a notecard or landmark if people will im you (that’s why we ask you to move to the podium ) so that others will have a turn. When you have finished please pass the imaginary talking stick back to me.
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Indigeo
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: you can just click or on the podium
[10:20] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): ok lol
[10:20] Celtic Infinity claps for Indigo
[10:20] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen): yays
[10:20] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): As some of you may know, I’ve been working on building a discord server for SWF
[10:21] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): I’d like to know if anyone wants to volunteer to help me with it. The more help we get, the quicker it will be up and operational.
[10:21] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): Please IM me if you’d like to volunteer. Thank you 🙂
[10:21] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen): choose moderators wisely Indigo
[10:21] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else have questions?
[10:22] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): as i dont speak english i am not interested by voicing on discord
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: thats fair. I have crud hearing so I just text
[10:22] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): Discord isn’t just for voice 🙂
[10:22] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Discord is good for text too
[10:22] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): ok )
[10:23] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen): and funny cat gifs ;P
[10:23] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Most people use it as text
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: and d&d
[10:23] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): its a great way for us to communicate outside of sl, so many things discord offers 🙂
[10:23] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): i lived recently a bad experience, fired from a group coz they decided the only way was to voice in discord
[10:24] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): so why i ask
[10:24] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): You won’t have to worry about that 🙂
[10:24] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen): as it is SWF i guess it will be as welcoming aspossible
[10:24] Miranda Barrowstone: thats fair. always good to make sure.

Quick reminders/announcements
[10:24] Clarence the Crosseyed Lion (binghamton Resident): i’m an SL kind of lion… no discord or anything else for me
[10:24] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): smile ) is fine
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: Ad boards are awesome because they can help newer merfolk and aquatics find places to swim. If you need mer traffic, please consider renting an ad board.
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: Perks include helping the group and being allowed to post ads in the group twice a day. Add in the fact that anyone can ask for the stick and that is great exposure.
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.
[10:26] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident) nods
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: and now…
Public service announcements
Now we allow a limited time for publicity. Who has something fun to share? A store, new sim, event, or news? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:27] Hiroko Nubalo: KUDOS TO DANA!!!…awesome job on the website!!!
[10:27] Dana Enyo: TY Hiroko!!
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: If you would like do a little aquatic public announcement – please im me now and I will let you know when it is your turn
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: Cassie, this is where you tell us about the rp sim, you can can go more in depth here and answers questions. swim on up
[10:29] Celtic Infinity claps for Cassie
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: (aka click on the podium
[10:29] Miranda Barrowstone: anyway you have the imaginary talking stick ㋡
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: cassie?
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Jewel yer up
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: (I think cassie crashed)
[10:31] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident): I think SL kicked her out
[10:31] JewelMermaid Resident: Tala everyone, I am one of the concierge leaders, and we are always looking for new mers and seafolks to be concierges. we need friendly concierges to greet newcomers and newbies and give information that new mers need here at SWF HQ,

Its a good way to meet new people, and hang out with other mers and seafolk, we also work at various events throughout the calendar. If you are interested in joining please IM me.

There will be a concierge meeting tomorrow at 10am here. I hope some of you can attend to find out more.

thanks everyone
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: (thanks stinks)
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: thanks Jewel. anyone have any questions for Jewel?
[10:32] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi) claps for Jewel
[10:33] Clarence the Crosseyed Lion (binghamton Resident): yay Jewel!
[10:33] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident) claps
[10:33] Celtic Infinity claps for Jewel
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: okay then Dana, yer up
[10:33] Hiroko Nubalo: claps for Dana
[10:33] Dana Enyo: OK all, I don’t normally do this, but I am going to ask you to swim over to the Mer Mall and BUY SOMETHING.
[10:33] Celtic Infinity claps for Dana
[10:33] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen) claps!
[10:33] Clarence the Crosseyed Lion (binghamton Resident): ██▓▒▒░░░ ★ applause★ ░░░▒▒▓██
[10:33] Dana Enyo: This week I have been creating things in the Ukraine flag colors, with 100% OF ALL SALES going to the Global Giving Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.
[10:33] Dana Enyo: So far I have the Bento tail I am wearing now, a normal tail, a short dress, a gown and a jumpsuit.
[10:33] Sebastian Seagrove (Lobsterquadrille Resident): Applause!!
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: nice!
[10:34] Dana Enyo: They are ALL in the vendors in my Stall #11 in the Mall!
[10:34] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident): Applauds
[10:34] Dana Enyo: Again, ALL your L$ will go to Global Giving. (If you buy on Marketplace, MP will take 10%.)
[10:34] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): :))))
[10:34] Dana Enyo: You can see all the items, and there are links to the charity, and to the evaluation page at CharityNavigator.com, on my Website https://enyoshop.com/index.php/ukraine-charity/
[10:34] Dana Enyo: After 3 days, we are at L$3,177!
[10:35] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): woo!
[10:35] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): wtg Dana
[10:35] Dana Enyo: I know it’s only a few dollars! But they add up, and the need is going to be massive, and ongoing.
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: every little bit helps
[10:35] Clarence the Crosseyed Lion (binghamton Resident): yay
[10:35] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident) nods
[10:35] Dana Enyo: So, GO BUY STUFF!
[10:35] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident): ^^
[10:35] Dana Enyo: Thanks! And I’m sorry I have to swim off; enjoy the meeting!
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you so much
[10:35] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident): º°˜ Lυsα єm ¨˜°º
[10:35] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident): Dana
[10:35] Celtic Infinity: Lusa em!
[10:36] Dana Enyo: Gracias all!
[10:36] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): safe currents sessa
[10:36] Dana Enyo waves her tail
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: Sweete you are up
[10:36] Stelonis (Nonsemm Resident): Lusa Em dana
[10:36] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): cuidate
[10:36] Celtic Infinity claps for Sweete
[10:36] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): takes the stick an trys not to chew on it like a pen…
[10:36] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): ╚ ♪ C ‘мσи иσω ♪ ╝
[10:37] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen): omnom
[10:37] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): >><>TalaOo
[10:37] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): Everybody..My name is Sweete Viper I am admin on the SWF flickr page. I will help send your pictures to the page. We want to make this fun so get those camera’s ready an start snapping!! (ALL PHOTOS HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY ADMIN) 🐬

https://www.flickr.com/groups/safewatersfoundation/pool/
NO PORN/ADULT CONTENT. Toplessness is ok, genitalia and sexual content are not ok. Child avs are ok. Pics can be from anywhere you go, not just pics from SWF land. Show us your favorite places to take pics at. OUr hangouts are great places for pictures! Mer’s having fun!! Silly pictures are also welcome. We can not be serious all the time! 🐬
There are so many wonderful places to go and see in sl being aquatic/mer….many events and so on…we want to see it all!!

Flickr is free for everybody who does not have an account yet. You can go pro if you wish. Great way to make new friends an see pictures from around all the world in RL & SL. 🐬
Thank you,

<(((*> Sweete
[10:37] drákos (Kraken Darkheart) hides his tentacles away
[10:37] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): lol
[10:37] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): anyone has questions feel free to IM me…
[10:38] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): thanks
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone claps thank you
[10:38] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): pased chewed stick back to Miranda…sorry
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: its okay hun
[10:38] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident) claps for Sweete
[10:38] Miranda Barrowstone: I buy these in bulk
[10:38] Celtic Infinity: 🙂
[10:39] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper) giggles all evil-like a keebler elfy >:D
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: clarence yer up
[10:39] Celtic Infinity claps for Clarence
[10:39] Clarence the Crosseyed Lion (binghamton Resident): tala merfolk and merfurs
[10:39] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): ~Շαℓα~
[10:39] LunaHolmes23 Resident: Tala
[10:39] Clarence the Crosseyed Lion (binghamton Resident): Funland is an adult half sim that has recent;y moved, the intention is that we put on a Mer Dance every 4-6 weeks. the next one will be on March 19th at 3pm SLT in the mer dance area at Funland. IM me for a Landmark.
[10:39] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident): ° <º))))>< ~ Tαlα ~ ><((((º> °
[10:40] Hiroko Nubalo: Fin Land
[10:40] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident) claps for clarence
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you Clarence
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: okay looks like thats it for all the speakers that imed me
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone: would anyone like to share before I take my turn?
[10:42] LunaHolmes23 Resident looks at the human standing in the center
[10:42] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen): giggles
[10:42] Miranda Barrowstone: she’ll be fine. she hasn’t drowned yet
[10:42] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): was going to chew on his leg but he ran too fast!
[10:42] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): lol
[10:42] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident): lol
[10:42] Clarence the Crosseyed Lion (binghamton Resident): LOL BULLY!!! 😀
[10:43] LunaHolmes23 Resident giggles
[10:43] Miranda Barrowstone: okay *takes the stick and doesn’t twirl this time*
[10:43] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): i was seeking the BBQ ooo he flee ..
[10:43] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): loooool
[10:43] Miranda Barrowstone: Tala I’m Miranda and I come from Antiquity.
we have 16 sims to swim through, homes available, shopping spaces, mer spots, and active groups.
[10:43] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): put a shrimp on it
[10:43] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda ♥
[10:43] Miranda Barrowstone: ㋡
[10:44] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): ooops i am a reincarned shrimp
[10:44] ღ Sweete ღ (sweete Viper): YAY
[10:44] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): looooool
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater,
[10:44] Miranda Barrowstone: Just don’t flash the humans cause they faint.
[10:44] Celtic Infinity: :)_
[10:44] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): ❤Δωωω!❤
[10:44] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): lol
[10:44] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident): lol
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: any way,
we have a system called TCS. its a craft/trade/rp system that allows you to trade goods with other mers or landers. You can harvest and create things.
[10:45] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): we need more humans for dinner
[10:45] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Silly humans lol
[10:45] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): ooh, where do we get this TCS?
[10:46] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): roasted tentacles can be fine too ..
[10:46] LunaHolmes23 Resident: yumm
[10:46] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): imma vega mer
[10:46] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): @|@
[10:46] Miranda Barrowstone: well its exclusive to antiquty but should work grid wide. we’re trying to introduce mer cusine and trade and it would help to have animations
[10:46] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): oh ok
[10:47] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): cool
[10:47] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): like gtfo?
[10:47] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): smile )
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: so if you know anyone that does mer animations lemme or Beatrix Muircastle know
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: not familar with that
[10:48] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): oki
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: but if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ㋡
[10:48] LunaHolmes23 Resident: it would be cool to have like a mermaid roleplay system like xeolife or something
[10:48] LunaHolmes23 Resident: or beyou
[10:48] LunaHolmes23 Resident: but for mermaids
[10:48] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): right?
[10:48] LunaHolmes23 Resident: yeah
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: this kinda fits. you do need to wash up and eat… and you can get drunk
[10:48] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): We need humans at dinner as guests or the main course? lol
[10:49] Celtic Infinity: 😀
[10:49] Stelonis (Nonsemm Resident): Humans are friends, not food Sirens XD
[10:49] Ìռɖɨɢօ (Kei Kawanishi): lol
[10:49] LunaHolmes23 Resident laughs at clarence
[10:49] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident): LOL
[10:49] Miranda Barrowstone: we need a good animator for that. I haven’t seen any drunk mer anines lke ever
[10:49] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): we got canials inna house here
[10:49] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): runs like a bissh
[10:49] LunaHolmes23 Resident: lmaoooo
[10:49] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen): if you need anims, might consider contacting the mer AO makers
[10:49] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:50] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah I might but they’re usually so busy my requests get lost
[10:51] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen): well, the tala AO maker did the bento AO after many rewuests
[10:51] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen): to the joy of the community
[10:51] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen): and her L$ purse also
[10:51] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): yay
[10:51] Second Life: Items successfully shared.
[10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:52] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen): good sit animations are even rare :/
[10:52] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): true
[10:52] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident): /that is true
[10:52] LunaHolmes23 Resident: i need some good sitting animations
[10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: okay anyther shares bfore we close out and I disappear in to the depths of rl?
[10:52] LunaHolmes23 Resident: and dances that will respond well to most tails
[10:52] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): chairs to
[10:53] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): or my ass is to big
[10:53] Яoяa ßяaηωeη (Aurora Jarvinen): any way that my coin on animations
[10:53] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): I dunno
[10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: we need like faster dances to pop and metal music too
[10:53] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): those are fine (on the market) i made a HUD with those packs
[10:54] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): i dont want to advertise here lol
[10:54] Kharina Faith Tracer (Kharina Tigerfish) is offline.
[10:54] Miranda Barrowstone: thats fair, you can im me later
[10:54] Teallina (PaulinaKooy Resident): that eems to be the idea from this meeting tho
[10:54] Miranda Barrowstone: I’m guessing no more share?
[10:54] 稲荷 (Shiwazu Resident): ok ^^
[10:54] ღ ανα ღ (Anwren Resident): ^^
[10:55] Miranda Barrowstone: okay thank you all for your suggestions
[10:55] Miranda Barrowstone: This meeting is now adjourned. Remember our SWF goals:

  • to assist those considering an underwater life
  • to increase awareness in the general public that there is an underwater option
  • to make mer resources (events, projects, groups, retailers, sims, designers) visible and easily accessible
  • to assist, as possible, with the viability of mer resources so they may continue to be available to the community
  • to promote the conservation of rl oceans, lakes and waterways and the nature that relies on them

Now go mingle and explore! Thanks for joining us this day!!

SWF Gathering 5 March 2022

[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: Welcome to Safe Waters Foundation weekly aquatic support gathering. My name is Miranda. I will be leading today’s meeting.

Welcome new and old aquatics and friends!
[10:02] Celtic Infinity cheers for Miranda ♥
[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: ㋡
[10:02] Miranda Barrowstone: Safe waters foundation (SWF) is a not-for-profit group supporting the development of harmony and safety for merfolk and aquatics of second life, we bring together designers, retailers, sims, merrow, mermen, mermaids, siren, aquatics and lovers of same.
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: People seem to arrive late and depart early. Please don’t be offended but as leader I will try to keep the meeting going. We don’t repeat things for latecomers – a log is posted on our blog after the meeting. This is not a place for public debate – this is a helpful place. we all help each other slive an aquatic lifestyle.
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: Because we usually have good attendance – please take a moment to remove all extra attachments and huds. We’d like you to dress low lag. Big poofy hair and jewelry are big culprits, as are bubbles, script things, huds, and such. If we all cooperate, more merfolk can participate with less crashing. Thank you for your help with this.
[10:03] Miranda Barrowstone: so how was yer week merfolk?
[10:04] Celtic Infinity: It was good, thanks! How was yours, Miranda?
[10:04] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): Actually, quite good, thank you!
[10:04] Miranda Barrowstone: sweet
[10:04] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Good week. quite busy
[10:05] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): but now I cant find my glasses
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: we had a housing inspection, we did well, just stressful scurryfunging
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: okay this was usually the case for my dad, have you checked the top of your head?
[10:05] Celtic Infinity: Congrats, Miranda!
[10:05] Miranda Barrowstone: thank you ^.^
[10:06] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Yep. head is all empty
[10:06] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:06] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): Nuthin’ in the noggin!
[10:07] Miranda Barrowstone: with me, they might have fallen off the nightstand behind the bed. good luck though, squinting at the computer is not fun
[10:08] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Oh I tell ya. its those sneaky mermaids from my neighborhood. I can do today without them. Just wont be able to see everything as clearly
[10:08] Miranda Barrowstone: lol
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: Our priority today is support – mers helping mers – aquatics helping aquatics.
[10:09] Bunny Eclipse (Moon Heartsong): snecky mer?
[10:09] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): smexy mer?
[10:09] Miranda Barrowstone: okay so the order is my introduction-done, introduce the new folks, sharing questions, ideas, and support to help each other-ie; tails, hair, bodies, AOs, requests, etc, PSAs and promotion of events, sales or what ever else needs to be shared, then I close us out with our goals, maybe a group hug and picture.
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: so here we go
[10:10] Miranda Barrowstone: Introductions
If you have brought someone new to this gathering, please introduce them now. If you are new and wish to introduce yourself please do so now.
just click on the podium to sit on it. you’ll need to be up here for everyone to hear you.
[10:10] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson) is online.
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: A very short sentence is all that is needed – for example: hi, I am (your name) and I discovered aquatics (brief description of how you found us) and what I love about being aquatic is (explain here).
[10:11] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Creamy 🙂
[10:11] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): Tallo everyone
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: so any new folk today?
[10:11] Miranda Barrowstone: tala
[10:12] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Tal Creamy…. Creamy is new?
[10:12] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): I am new yes
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: I have a bad memory, half the time I think I’m new
[10:12] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale) is online.
[10:12] Celtic Infinity: Welcome to Safe Waters, Creamy! 🙂
[10:12] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): thank you
[10:12] Miranda Barrowstone: creamy would you like to introduce yourself?
[10:13] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): okay
[10:13] Drezenda Firebloom (Drezenda Resident) is online.
[10:13] Miranda Barrowstone: so how’d you find us? you enjoying sea life?
[10:14] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): My name is Creamy and Will be adding my grotto to the hangouts list in a few days. I’d also like to be a partner, but we shall sea
[10:14] Arachne Silk Ghost (Pedlar Blaisdale) is offline.
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: thats awesome!
[10:14] Miranda Barrowstone: welcome. glad to see ya
[10:14] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): I’ve been Mer a very long time,, 11yrs?
[10:15] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): Im just coming back to it
[10:15] Celtic Infinity: Nice 🙂
[10:15] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Welcome Creamy 🙂 and amazing. I have been a Mer almost 11 years too
[10:15] Miranda Barrowstone: ooh thats cool. well glad you swam this way
[10:16] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident) beams
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: ok so lets mve on.
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: now is when I ask if anyone has requests or questions
[10:16] Miranda Barrowstone: what general questions can we discuss here today? Where do our aquatics need help? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:17] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: example, we had a little boy swim in and ask for someone to make mertails for kids
[10:18] Miranda Barrowstone: sometimes people ask about AOs or how to work a 5 point tail
[10:19] Bunny Eclipse (Moon Heartsong): what is a 5point tail
[10:19] Asteria Maxima (Asteria0Maxima Resident) is online.
[10:19] Miranda Barrowstone: I’m nt rightly sure
[10:20] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): bento
[10:20] Celtic Infinity: 🙂
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: I still swim it old school
[10:20] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): It refers to how many points of articulation it has
[10:20] Bunny Eclipse (Moon Heartsong): oh bento ok
[10:20] Marion698 Resident: its not a bento tail
[10:20] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): I believe its the old school bento like Aii&Ego Siren or the Jomo tail
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: its not?
[10:20] Marion698 Resident: i can show you a 5joint tail
[10:20] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): A 5-point tail has more places where it can bend. You need a special AO for it.
[10:20] Bunny Eclipse (Moon Heartsong): ok if its not bento how does it work like flexi or bento or both
[10:20] Miranda Barrowstone: oh
[10:21] Marion698 Resident: ye indeed
[10:21] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): its worn on your leg. and the 5 joints are used by the O to get the tail moving
[10:22] Miranda Barrowstone: tala, welcome
[10:22] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): like the fluke is attached tp the feet and the knees hips and ankle are all animated by the AO
[10:22] Bunny Eclipse (Moon Heartsong): ohh ok
[10:22] Bunny Eclipse (Moon Heartsong): ty
[10:22] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): they do not perform well with Tala or other bento AOs
[10:22] Marion698 Resident: agrees with drakos
[10:22] Celtic Infinity: Tala, Ohora 🙂
[10:23] Marion698 Resident: tala ohora
[10:23] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): so its a mesh tail probably not a bento tail
[10:23] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Tala Ohora
[10:23] Marion698 Resident: shall i show you a 5joint?
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: okay any other great discussion?
[10:23] Miranda Barrowstone: sure
[10:25] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Yala everyone sorrry I’m late again
[10:25] Marion698 Resident: thats a five joint
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: its cool Ohora
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: you’re fine
[10:25] Bunny Eclipse (Moon Heartsong): wow
[10:25] Miranda Barrowstone: neat
[10:25] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): I have a question
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: sup?
[10:26] Asteria Maxima (Asteria0Maxima Resident) is offline.
[10:26] Miranda Barrowstone: creamy whats your question
[10:26] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): thank you Ms Marion 🙂
[10:26] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): why did almost all the aqautic creators leave and/or close up shop?
[10:26] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Nice tail btw Miranda
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: thanks. its old school but still works for me. hope to upgrad at some point
[10:27] Miranda Barrowstone: not sure. I know folk get busy
[10:27] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): its a beaut
[10:28] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): I would say.. its change/Transition. Old ones go and new ones come. Some change name and structure of business. at the end of the day. they all have to maintain a balance which is not easy
[10:28] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): These things go in waves, in an out like the tides. They surge up, they roll back. No worries.
[10:28] Marion698 Resident: yes drakos
[10:28] Miranda Barrowstone: ㋡ its from li’ll scallywags, its for kids but can be modded to fit an adult
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: shall we move on to promtion and psa?
[10:30] Bunny Eclipse (Moon Heartsong): what is psa
[10:30] Celtic Infinity: public service announcement
[10:30] Bunny Eclipse (Moon Heartsong): oh ok
[10:30] Miranda Barrowstone: btw thank you for the discussion. it was educational
[10:31] Marion698 Resident: the guild atlanis fair!
[10:31] Marion698 Resident: atlanis*
[10:31] Celtic Infinity whispers, “Also, prostate specific antigen”
[10:31] Miranda Barrowstone: Quick reminders/announcements

Ad boards are awesome because they can help newer merfolk and aquatics find places to swim. If you need mer traffic, please consider renting an ad board.
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: lol cel
[10:32] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Oh I went there yesterday it is pretty cool
[10:32] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): I will be putting a board
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: Perks include helping the group and being allowed to post ads in the group twice a day. Add in the fact that anyone can ask for the stick and that is great exposure.
[10:32] Marion698 Resident: lots of ubderwater
[10:32] Celtic Infinity: Yay, Creamy! 🙂
[10:32] Miranda Barrowstone: You might also consider being a hang out.
[10:33] Marion698 Resident: underwater things
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: Please also check our mer-mall just past the headquarters. space available and lots of great things.
[10:33] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): I am
[10:33] Miranda Barrowstone: Be sure to visit the safe waters foundation web site and event calendar at http://www.safewatersfoundation.com/#home
[10:33] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): if you become a partner then you get a board @Creamy 😉
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: I think you talk to Chicky goldshark about hangouts I can get you her calling card
[10:34] Miranda Barrowstone: and now…
Public service announcements
Now we allow a limited time for publicity. Who has something fun to share? A store, new sim, event, or news? If you wish to share here – please im me so that I can call on you.
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: When you are called on (and given our invisible talking stick) please swim up to this podium (so people can see you to im if needed) and share (very briefly and preferable in two or three sentences typed in advance as our meeting time is limited)
[10:35] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): yes thats what I applied for but I also paid for a patrnership but Grace said something about not having too. I couldnt quite understand her pitn
[10:35] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): *Her point
[10:35] Miranda Barrowstone: the ad board? I thought anyone could rent one parneter or nt
[10:36] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): yes but partners get 1 ad board for 1L for a year as part of the prtner progrm
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: just im me if you need the talking stick, and Jenny, the stick is yours, don’t poke people with it
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: ooooh
[10:36] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Cool
[10:36] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): Thanks, Miranda
[10:36] Miranda Barrowstone: thats a deal
[10:37] Celtic Infinity claps for Jenny
[10:37] Miranda Barrowstone: okay Jenny has the stick
[10:37] Marion698 Resident: claps for jenny:)
[10:37] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): Calm seas, everyone, and thank you for being here!

I’m Jenny Everywhere, SWF Guardian Chief. We’re once again taking a try at getting the SWF Guardians of the Sea up and running, with a completely rebuilt training program.
[10:37] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): What the SWF Guardians do is assist when stress is high and tempers get short. We do our best to defuse such situations, as everyone here is precious to us. We want everyone to enjoy their time here, and will go out of our way to help when things are tense. We will step in when the occasional griefer causes issues, and will teach everyone who wants to know some simple tricks that will make griefers less likely to bring on grief. Our goal is to make being at SWF a pleasure, that your day will not be ruined if we are here.
[10:38] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): If you are having problems, we’re here to listen and to help things get better. But mostly, if someone from the outside is trying to cause grief, come to one of us or drop an IM, and we will step in to smooth out the stormy waters and help things go right again. We are not “Sea Cops”, nor are we trying to horn in on what the lovely Concierges and Mentors are doing. We are specifically here to assist with problems that go counter to the SWF ideals, and our rules of conduct. We will also step in when appropriate, when something needs to be reported to the Lindens.
[10:38] Fɪɴᴀ 小霜 (Sapphira Franizzi) is online.
[10:38] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): But what I’m chiefly here to tell you today is that we need those of you who have a desire to help out in this way to consider joining the SWF Guardians. The training is short and easy — advanced training will be added later for those who desire to swim further.
[10:38] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): Next to the entrance to this arena is an information giver that will give out a notecard with a short description of the Guardians, and a copy of our application. If you want to join the Guardians, fill out the form and send it to me. Ideally, we’ll wait for a class with several to be ready, but we will also train individuals.
[10:38] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): So come join the SWF Guardians! We swim toward the danger to calm the seas for all!
[10:39] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): The notecard giver is here!
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: Jenny
[10:39] Miranda Barrowstone: any questions for Jenny?
[10:39] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): Thank YOU, Miranda
[10:39] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): amazing. Thank you Jenny. I needed one a few months ago
[10:40] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): I’m here to help, drakos.
[10:40] Miranda Barrowstone: ok Darkos, the stick is yours
[10:40] Second Life: Items successfully shared.
[10:41] Celtic Infinity claps for Drakos
[10:41] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Thanks Miranda dont throw. it. no glasses
[10:41] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Hello Everyone.
[10:41] Miranda Barrowstone hands to to darkos when they find their way up
[10:41] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): These announcements are regarding Haven group of sims
[10:41] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Haven of Mermaids sim is now officially open. Still work in progress a little bit but we would value your opinion as to what Merfolk would really like to see in this place? We are hoping to have a non immersive Role Play. This is a combination of 3 full regions at the moment: Mermaids, Rogues, Sirens. and the 4th Pirates in the process of being moved next to them.
[10:42] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Haven Group of sims is also now a partner of SWF and we will be setting up hangouts and teleport locations between the two places along with Ad Boards (if I can find where they are) lol. We have 2 dedicated Sim Managers as well who along side me can help you out and you are free to run past your ideas across all of us. The Sims are for you… so Merfolk are always a priority.
[10:42] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): yay
[10:43] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Moon and Darian are the dedicated Sim Managers and we are all working together
[10:43] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): We have created a short Poll/Survey for merfolk about what you would like to see as Role Play (Immersive/non immersive/Open/free form/Strict) Haven group of sims will cater for the non immersive/free form types of roleplay and we are open for suggestions.. The Dwarka RolePlay Sims are dedicated for Immersive/Strictish type of roleplay for all things Aquatic. I m happy to send the Poll to anyone who wanmts to fill them and pass them on.
[10:43] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Another interesting bit:
[10:43] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Haven of Sirens now has 8 residential caves for mers to stay in. They should be ready in a couple of days with rent boxes and prim allowances from 200-1000 depending on monthly rental costs. The old Siren’s groups are redundant as I do not have access to them and the previous owners have not passed those on so these will be starting afresh.
[10:43] Bunny Eclipse (Moon Heartsong): waves her tail
[10:44] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Any questions please contact me or Bunny Eclipse (Moon Heartsong) or Darien Eclipse (damo32 Resident)
[10:44] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): An Adboard will be setup for all of the above shortly
[10:45] Miranda Barrowstone: sweet deal mate
[10:45] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Miranda.. why does your bunny say? “Pay the Bunny”?
[10:46] Miranda Barrowstone: it says Ray
[10:46] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): oh missing glasses
[10:46] Celtic Infinity: But he does accept tips.
[10:46] Miranda Barrowstone: his name is Ray and he’s a bunny
[10:46] Miranda Barrowstone: he likes soft shelled crab
[10:46] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): any questions anyone?
[10:46] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): giggles
[10:47] Bunny Eclipse (Moon Heartsong): can i add something?
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: I think I asked before if kids were allowed now but I suddenly can’t remewmber the answer
[10:47] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): sure Moon
[10:47] Miranda Barrowstone: yes
[10:47] Bunny Eclipse (Moon Heartsong): if anyone wants a poll nc to fill out plz let us know we will pass you one
[10:47] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): Well no. Because it involves some sort of RP.. We have decided to keep the kids out unfortunately.
[10:48] Miranda Barrowstone: okay I can live with that
[10:48] Marion698 Resident: ok i must go now lusa em:)
[10:48] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident) pinches her nipple….Thank heavens
[10:49] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:49] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:49] Miranda Barrowstone: fr coming
[10:49] Celtic Infinity: Lusa em, Marion!
[10:49] Bunny Eclipse (Moon Heartsong): Lusa
[10:49] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): your opinion is very importnt. what you want to see in a roleplay sim
[10:49] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): hands over the stick back to Mirands
[10:49] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~
[10:49] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you
[10:49] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Persu em
[10:49] Miranda Barrowstone: does anyone need the stick before I share?
[10:50] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): yes I have one question
[10:50] Miranda Barrowstone: shoot
[10:50] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): does the patrnership program just for store sims etc
[10:50] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): Is the partnership [10:50] Miranda Barrowstone: I don’t know much at all about the program. [10:51] Miranda Barrowstone: I can look into it for you [10:51] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): No. We are not a store sim [10:51] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): ty [10:51] Miranda Barrowstone: ~Persu Em~ [10:51] Miranda Barrowstone: Thank you [10:51] Miranda Barrowstone: oh ok [10:51] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): it is for anyone who wants to support SWF and also advertise themselves and be an integral part of SWF [10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: I’d like info on that too please. I’ll bring it up to anti [10:52] drákos (Kraken Darkheart): you wont be required to but as a partner you will have a say about a few things that are conducted [10:52] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): cool [10:52] Carline Thistle Studley Moon (FlowerTower Resident) is online. [10:52] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else? [10:52] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): thats what I want to be a partner [10:53] Miranda Barrowstone: same I think it would be good [10:53] Miranda Barrowstone takes the stick “speaking on my sim….” [10:53] Celtic Infinity claps for Miranda [10:54] Miranda Barrowstone: Tala I’m Miranda and I come from Antiquity. we have 16 sims to swim through, homes available, shopping spaces, mer spots, and active groups. [10:54] Miranda Barrowstone: We are inclusive, furries, humans, kids etc are welcome with open arms, we allow for merfolk toplessness underwater, [10:54] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): wow..16!!! [10:54] Miranda Barrowstone: yeah ㋡ [10:54] Miranda Barrowstone: but we’re careful around humans because I’ve seen people faint at the sight of an ankle, which we established is around the fluke. yes humans are weird [10:55] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): may I have an LM please? [10:55] Miranda Barrowstone: yes [10:55] Miranda Barrowstone: gimme a min [10:55] Miranda Barrowstone: we have a system called TCS. its a craft/trade/rp system that allows you to trade goods with other mers or landers. You can harvest and create things. [10:55] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Cool [10:56] Miranda Barrowstone: we’re also looking for merfolk animators. [10:56] Miranda Barrowstone: So if you have any questions, or need lms please shoot me an im. Persu em ㋡ [10:56] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): Applauds enthusiastically
[10:56] Miranda Barrowstone: ㋡
[10:57] Miranda Barrowstone: creamy I’ll send you an nc it has a few lms
[10:57] Ohora Sessa (Cathy Jackson): Persu em
[10:57] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident) slaps her fin on the marble slab in excitement and thanks
[10:57] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): groovy
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[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: anyone else?
[10:58] Miranda Barrowstone: okay then shall we adjorn?
[10:59] Jenny Everywhere (Siobhan McCallen): I move we adjourn
[10:59] Miranda Barrowstone: I second the montion
[10:59] ZoZo Bamaisin says in mermish, “Em.”
[10:59] ZoZo Bamaisin: Thank Em (EM): You Miranda
[10:59] creamy (creamydeliciousness Resident): I 3rd the motion
[10:59] Miranda Barrowstone: This meeting is now adjourned. Remember our SWF goals:

  • to assist those considering an underwater life
  • to increase awareness in the general public that there is an underwater option
  • to make mer resources (events, projects, groups, retailers, sims, designers) visible and easily accessible
  • to assist, as possible, with the viability of mer resources so they may continue to be available to the community
  • to promote the conservation of rl oceans, lakes and waterways and the nature that relies on them

Now go mingle and explore! Thanks for joining us this day!!